clavicle

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clavicle

Anatomy
1. either of the two bones connecting the shoulder blades with the upper part of the breastbone
2. the corresponding structure in other vertebrates

clavicle

[′klav·ə·kal]
(anatomy)
A bone in the pectoral girdle of vertebrates with articulation occurring at the sternum and scapula.
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Plate fixation of fresh displaced midshaft clavicle fractures.
Anterior-inferior plate fixation of middle-third fractures and nonunions of the clavicle.
Effects of plate location and selection on the stability of midshaft clavicle osteotomies: a biomechanical study.
SoftView suppresses ribs and clavicles on chest X-rays to produce a soft tissue image that increases clarity and improves the detection of lung nodules.
The story we hear from Reyes' side goes more like this: He was playing catch with his uncle and his right clavicle became loose.
Ribs and clavicles on a chest X-ray often make it difficult for the physician to obtain a clear evaluation of the lung tissue.
SoftView suppresses the ribs and clavicles on a chest X-ray to improve the clarity of the image, even when image quality is low," explains Dr.
Distal clavicle resection has provided good results.
Many investigators have credited Dupas and colleagues as first describing, in 1936, osteolysis in the distal clavicle as a result of trauma.
A fibrocartilaginous meniscal disc is present between the convex distal clavicle and the flat acromion.
A number of factors may predispose the head of the clavicle to degenerative changes.
The multitude of factors that predispose the medial clavicle to degenerative changes stresses the importance of considering this diagnosis in the differential of a swelling localized to this area.