Communited clavicular fracture

Case contributed by Dr Shailaja Muniraj


Vehicle trauma

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

There is a communited fracture of the distal third of the clavicle. The proximal fractured fragment is displaced superiorly, with mild skin tenting. The distal  fractured fragment is displaced inferiorly 

There is pseudo-widening of the acromioclavicular joint space. However the coracoclavicular and sternoclavicular joint space alignment is maintained.

The inferior border of acromion is not in the same line as the inferior border of distal clavicle, this is suspicious for acromioclavicular joint disruption.

No associated other bone fractures.

Adjacent soft tissue thickening is seen.

Special thanks: Dr Madan Mohan Babu

Case Discussion

Case of communited distal clavicle fracture with suspicious acromioclavicular injury.

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Case information

rID: 50193
Published: 23rd Dec 2016
Last edited: 27th Aug 2020
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