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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 544-546

Report of two cases of non-union of clavicle treated with nonsurgical management


1 Department of Anatomy, Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda, Punjab, India
2 Department of Orthopedics, Dr. Kundan Lal Hospital, Ahmedgarh, Sangrur (Punjab), India
3 Department of Surgery, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
4 Department of Gynaecology, Dr. Kundan Lal Hospital, Ahmedgarh, Sangrur (Punjab), India
5 Department of Surgery, Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bathinda, Punjab, India
6 Department of Radiodiagnosis, MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Samita Gupta
C/o Dr. Kundan Lal Hospital, Ahmedgarh-148021, District: Sangrur (Punjab)
India
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Context : Fractures of the clavicle usually occur at the junction of the medial two third with the lateral one third and usually heal by nonsurgical measures. Radiographs and MRI of the shoulder provide helpful investigations for diagnosis and treatment. In the following cases, an anterior-posterior view revealed non-union of the clavicle on the right side, which is atypical in children. Case Report : Non-union of a clavicular fracture is an extremely rare condition, especially in children. We are reporting two cases in this paper; in the first case; an 8-year-old male child visited the hospital with a history of fracture of the right clavicle one year ago. In the second case, a 26-year-old male patient presented with a history of fracture of the right clavicle six years ago. Conclusion : Careful attention should be paid when obtaining a detailed history and physical examinations, as traumatic arthritis at either clavicular joint may mimic non-union. The explicable evidence of osseous non-union on radiographs may be minor and may not correlate with the clinical symptoms.


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