Clavicle fracture

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Tripped and fell.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Severely comminuted, displaced fracture of the mid-shaft of the left clavicle with depression of the lateral fracture fragment and comminution of the vertically oriented central fracture fragments.  The acromioclavicular joint appears enlocated.  


4 month followup

A comminuted fracture is noted with overlap and angulation. Callus is noted around the fracture fragments.

Case Discussion

 Typical appearances of a clavicular fracture with union of a significantly displaced fracture, which strangely enough often results in a good functional outcome. 

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Case information

rID: 18055
Published: 4th Jun 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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