Cupped sternal articular surface of the clavicles

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski


Normal screening exam

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

Fork deformity of the medial clavicles

Images cropped to the area of interest, with a red line outlining the medial clavicles.

Case Discussion

A concave sternal end of the clavicles is a normal variant that should not be confused with pathology. This may be reffered to as a Fork deformity, bifid medial end of the clavicle, or cupping of the articular surface. 

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Case information

rID: 21723
Published: 13th Feb 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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