Clavicle fracture

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Playing soccer. Fall onto shoulder.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Two views of the clavicle demonstrate a fracture at the junction of middle and outer third. Displacement is best seen on the lordotic angled view.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates a clavicular fracture in the typical location, albeit with less superior displacement of the proximal component than is normal. However, it does demonstrate the need and usefulness of oblique views. 

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Case information

rID: 18051
Published: 4th Jun 2012
Last edited: 13th May 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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