Operative Treatment of an Atypical Segmental Bipolar Fracture of the Clavicle

Varelas, N. and Joosse, P. and Zermatten, P. (2015) Operative Treatment of an Atypical Segmental Bipolar Fracture of the Clavicle. Arch Trauma Res, 4 (4). e29923.


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Introduction: Clavicle fractures are very common, accounting for approximately 4% of all adult fractures. Segmental bipolar fractures involving the lateral and the medial ends of the clavicle are extremely rare, with only isolated cases reported in the literature. The injury mechanism is often unclear and the management of these fractures remains controversial. Case presentation: Here is to report a case of a segmental bipolar fracture of the clavicle with a lateral fracture and a displaced medial fracture without dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint following a low energy fall to the outstretched hand, and discuss its management. Conclusions: Stability of the clavicle is crucial for shoulder function and care should be taken not to miss or underestimate segmental bipolar fractures even with a low energy mechanism. Authors believe that operative treatment should be taken into consideration for displaced fractures.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Archives of Trauma Research journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 01 May 2017 13:10
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2017 13:55
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1143

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