Segmental clavicle fracture in an adolescent; a rare occurrence and treatment dilemma. Segmental clavicle fracture in an adolescent

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prajwal mane


Clavicular fractures are some of the common injuries in orthopedic practice. These fractures mainly occur in the mid-shaft, followed by the lateral third. Generally, these fractures in paediatric and adolescent patients are treated conservatively with satisfactory outcomes. Segmental or bipolar fractures of the clavicle are rare, and only a few isolated cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of segmental right clavicle fracture in an adolescent patient sustained following a fall on an outstretched hand. One fracture was in the midshaft of the clavicle and was minimally displaced, and another fracture was located in the lateral physis region with significant displacement. Lateral physeal injury was treated by open reduction, and k wire fixation and midshaft fracture was conservatively treated. At the end of 8 weeks, both the fractures had healed, and the patient had an excellent functional outcome.

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