Hong Kong Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery

Volume 6 Number 1, April 2002

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


Marya KM, Yadav V, Kochar H


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