Clavicle fracture

Case contributed by Dr Benoudina Samir

Presentation

Pain in the left shoulder after slipping and falling at home.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male
X-ray

A fracture through the middle third of the left clavicle is noted, medial to the coracoclavicular ligaments. 

Case Discussion

Left clavicular fracture - the vast majority of clavicular fractures (69-82%) occur in the midshaft, at or near the junction of the middle and outer third (as in this case). These fractures occur medial to the coracoclavicular ligament.

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Case information

rID: 21744
Case created: 15th Feb 2013
Last edited: 7th Feb 2016
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