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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 248159, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/248159
Case Report

A Rare Case of Segmental Clavicle Fracture in an Adolescent

Department of Orthopaedics, Silchar Medical College & Hospital, Silchar, Assam 788014, India

Received 25 December 2012; Accepted 16 January 2013

Academic Editors: R. A. Gosselin, M. Gotoh, M. G. Lykissas, and T. Tsurumoto

Copyright © 2013 Arup Kumar Daolagupu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Clavicular fractures commonly occur in adults and children. The usual mechanism of injury is a fall on the outstretched hand or direct trauma. The usual site of these fractures is the mid clavicle with lateral end and medial end clavicular fractures being less common, respectively. Segmental clavicular fractures have been reported in the literature; they usually occur at the medial and lateral ends and tend to occur in adults. Bipolar clavicular injuries involving medial and lateral ends have also been reported rarely but all in adults. We report a very rare case of segmental clavicular fracture involving the mid clavicle and lateral end in an adolescent caused by direct trauma. The management of segmental clavicle fractures has not been clearly outlined although operative intervention is indicated. We report the successful management of segmental fracture clavicle in an adolescent and discuss the relevant literature.