Neonatal clavicle fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Previous history of gestational diabetes with shoulder dystocia.

Patient Data

Age: 3 days
Gender: Female
X-ray

Displaced complete fracture in the left mid-clavicle. 

Case Discussion

Birth fractures of the clavicle occur in 0.5-1% of vaginal deliveries and are the most frequent birth-related fractures. High birth weight babies, forceps delivery, and shoulder dystocia increase the risk of neonatal clavicle fractures.

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