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Floating Shoulder eMedicine Orthopedics

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Description: Ipsilateral fractures of the clavicle and scapular neck, or floating shoulder injuries, are rare. They result from high-energy trauma and have a high incidence of associated injuries, likely contributing to their underdiagnosis and undertreatment. Understanding the pathologic anatomy and appropriate treatment is important to minimize the sometimes-significant morbidity from this injury.
Synonyms and related keywords: ipsilateral fractures of the clavicle and scapular neck
Author: Eric S Gaenslen, MD 2002

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Eric S Gaenslen, MD
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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Added: Wed Apr 09 2008