Is the clavicle the weakest bone in the body?



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    Strictly speaking probably not. The tiny bones in the ear are very fragile and can easily break if taken outside the body, but their location deep inside the ear keeps them fairly well protected during life. The clavicle on the other hand is very thin but also is in a very vulnerable position; this leads to it being the bone most often broken.

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    The clavicle is the most broken bone, so it may appear to be the weakest.  However, the tiny bones of the inner ear are the weakest bones in the human body.  The clavicle does not fully develop until late teens, so broken collarbones are very common in babies, children, and adolescents. 

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