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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sup][5] It is characterized by the absence of the clavicles, which usually occurs in 10% of cases or the presence of hypoplastic clavicles which allow the hypermobility of shoulders that can move it up to the medial plane of the body.
Radiograph of the right clavicle and shoulder joint revealed marked sclerosis of right clavicle (Figure 1B).
On palpation, both the clavicles were found missing.
Fractures of the clavicle have been traditionally treated non-operatively.
For clavicles of children between the ages of two to six years old we observed the beginning of column formation.
Conclusion: The knowledge of nutrient foramina in clavicles is important in surgical procedures such as bone grafting and in microsurgical vascularized bone transplantation.
In this report, we present a 28-year-old man with the regression of the condensing osteitis of the clavicle after the extraction of a decayed tooth.
X-ray chest revealed bilateral absent clavicles and X-ray pelvis showed wide open pubic symphysis, (Fig.
Chest radiograph shows both clavicles tapering and defective portion of lateral ends.
The clavicle is the first bone to ossify during the fifth week of gestation and is the last to fuse.
SUMMARY: The clavicle arises by intramembranous ossification, but it develops secondary cartilages as growth centers.
The story we hear from Reyes' side goes more like this: He was playing catch with his uncle and his right clavicle became loose.