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Clavicle Fracture Case Series Shoulder
English EN SHD70-05-A Sep 24, 2013 Sep 11, 2015
Patient History: The patient is a 15-year-old male, who presented with severe pain to the medial portion of the clavicle following a motor vehicle accident. He sustained a direct blow to his chest when it hit the steering wheel. Physical examination found severe tenting of the skin anteriorly near the insertion of the clavicle to the sternum. A 3D CT scan demonstrated a rare medial clavicle fracture (Figure 1). This only occurs with approximately five percent of all clavicle fractures. 3D CT scans are recommended with medial fractures as anatomic structures may obscure the view of the fracture as seen with regular X-rays.