Clavicle and scapula fractures

Case contributed by Mr Andrew Murphy

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Hit by a car

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a fracture of the left clavicle at the junction of the middle and distal thirds additionally, a left comminuted scapular fracture that has no articular component.

Case Discussion

Fractures of the scapula are not common injuries, they often are the result of high energy trauma. Clavicle fractures however, are very common accounting for 2.6-10% of all fractures 1,2

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Case information

rID: 53483
Case created: 20th May 2017
Last edited: 30th May 2017
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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