Clavicle Fractures

  • Brandon S. Schwartz
  • Raymond Pensy
  • W. Andrew Eglseder
  • Joshua M. Abzug
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Abstract

Clavicle fractures are common in the pediatric and adolescent populations. This chapter examines the epidemiology, pathoanatomy, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment options of midshaft and distal clavicle fractures. Despite the high incidence of these injuries, outcomes in children have not been extensively studied. Data from the limited number of pediatric studies as well as data extrapolated from the adult literature will be discussed. The nonoperative and operative management options are presented from technique to outcome, along with their associated complications.

Keywords

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brandon S. Schwartz
    • 1
  • Raymond Pensy
    • 1
  • W. Andrew Eglseder
    • 1
  • Joshua M. Abzug
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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