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Case report of a fracture of the base of the acromion in association with mal-union of the clavicle

  • M. de la Caffinière
  • M. Merle
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Summary

Isolated acromial fractures are very rare in practical traumatology. Acromion fractures are usually due to violent trauma, associated with other serious lesions. Following observation of a clinical case of a fracture at the base of the acromion associated with a mal-union of the ipsi-lateral clavicle, the authors have reviewed the literature of isolated acromial fractures. The clinical observation reported here confirms the involvement of the claviculo-scapular system in the production of these fractures.

Key words

Fatigue fracture Acromial fracture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. de la Caffinière
    • 1
  • M. Merle
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Chirurgie Plastique et Reconstructrice de l'Appareil LocomoteurHôpital Jeanne d'Arc, C.H.U de NancyToul CedexFrance

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