Clavicle fracture: pediatric

Case contributed by Ian Bickle
Diagnosis certain


Fall. Painful right clavicle and deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 3
Gender: Male

Displaced fracture of the distal third of the clavicle.

Glenohumeral joint normal.

Case Discussion

A common fracture in children.  

Some centers now refrain from performing radiographs when clinically apparent as it doesn't alter management, as these fractures are treated non surgically.

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