Clavicle greenstick fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Right shoulder trauma while playing football.

Patient Data

Age: 9 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Clavicle radiographs

Incomplete fracture of the midshaft of the right clavicle with cortical breaching inferiorly and bending of the superior bone cortex without definitive fracture line seen. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates an incomplete fracture of the midshaft of the clavicle, with a cortical breech of only one side of the bone (greenstick fracture). 

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Case information

rID: 51644
Case created: 1st Mar 2017
Last edited: 12th Jun 2017
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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