Segmental Fracture of the Clavicle (a Very Rare Case in Trauma Surgery).


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How to Cite: Karimi A. Segmental Fracture of the Clavicle (a Very Rare Case in Trauma Surgery)., Shiraz E-Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 8(2):90-95.


Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 8 (2); 90-95
Published Online: April 1, 2007
Article Type: Case Report
Received: January 2, 2007
Accepted: February 24, 2007


Clavicle is the S shaped collar bone having two wider ends.Fracture of the clavicle is a common traumatic injury and comprises 4% of all fractures in adults. Amongst these, mid- shaft injuries account for the majority and medial fractures are uncommon. Whilst seg- mental fractures have been reported in the literature, concurrent lateral and medial inju- ries are very rare. Mechanism of clavicular fracture includes fall over outstretched hand and direct trauma of shoulder. The nature of segmental fractures can pose a difficult management problem for numerous reasons, and initial operative fixation is usually indicated. Early diagnosis is therefore imperative, and as such, clinical examination is essential even if an obvious mid or lateral shaft fracture is seen on X-ray. We present a rare case of segmental fracture of clavicle caused by direct trauma.

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