Greenstick fracture - clavicle

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Right shoulder trauma while playing football.

Patient Data

Age: 9 years
Gender: Male

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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