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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He was indicated for repeat operative intervention and underwent a revision open right distal clavicle resection.
Osteosynthesis for nonunion of a mid-shaft clavicle fracture is associated with a >2-fold increase in the risk of postoperative complication within a month, compared to acute clavicle fractures.
Radiographs taken nine years later (at age 66) revealed that there was still moderate elevation of the left clavicle and widening of the AC and CC joints (Figure 2).
The study particularly considered birth trauma injuries representing a concern for orthopaedic surgeons, such as fractures and peripheral nerve lesions, especially those affecting the upper limb: fractures to the clavicle and humerus, brachial plexus injury, forearm and elbow fractures and dislocations.
With addition of more sub types, the NEER classification of distal clavicle fracture was later compiled to include up to five types.
This actually may pinch the subclavian vein between the clavicle and the first rib, making it more difficult to cannulate.
Typical radiographic imaging appearances are of multifocal synchronous or metachronous lytic or sclerotic or rarely mixed lytic-sclerotic lesions in metaphyses of long bones and the medial end of clavicle.
Clavicle fractures: a comparison of five classification systems and their relationship to treatment outcomes.
Surgery was performed on the third day after the injury via a horizontal incision just above the distal clavicle.
Fractures of the clavicle are common injuries, accounting for 2.
The clavicle is the first bone to begin the process of ossification, and practically the last one to complete it [7-9].