Hong Kong Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery

Volume 6 Number 1, April 2002
Abstract

Bilateral clavicle fractures

Marya KM, Yadav V, Kochar H
Department of Orthopaedics, Paraphlegia and Rehabilitation, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India.

Fracatre of the clavicle is one of the most common injuries encountered by orthopaedic surgeons the world over. Bilateral fractures of the clavicle, however, are rarely reported. We report five cases of high-velocity trauma and crush injuries that resulted in bilateral clavicular fractures, which occurred all within a span of 3 months. All fractures united non-operatively. We propose that large films should be used to take roentgenograms of both clavicles in all patients with high-velocity trauma, even if unilateral clavicular fracture is diagnosed initially. (Hong Kong Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2002;6(1):39-41)

Key words: Clavicle injuries; Fracture fixation, internal; Osteoporosis/etiology; Pseudarthrosis

雙側鎖骨骨折

Marya KM, Yadav V, Kochar H

鎖骨骨折是骨科醫生最常處理的創傷之一,雙側鎖骨骨折卻較為罕見。我們報導於3個月內發生的五例由高速及壓迫性創傷引致的雙則鎖骨骨折,所有骨折均獲得非手術性愈合。我們建議,對所有高速創傷的病者,即使最初的診斷為單側骨折,仍應使用大型X射線照片檢驗雙側的鎖骨。


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