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Clavicular Injuries eMedicine Sports

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Description: The descriptions of treatment of clavicle fractures date back to Hippocrates. Over time, numerous descriptions have been made of fracture reduction techniques, with the prevalent figure-of-8 bandage described by Lucas Championnière around 1860. The earliest description of a sports-related clavicle fracture dates to 1702, when William III died following an equestrian (riding) accident leading to a false aneurysm of the subclavian artery, evidence of the potentially serious nature of this injury. Clavicle fractures are common and easily recognized because of their subcutaneous position. Fracture union usually progresses regardless of the treatment initiated. In spite of the innocuous appearance of these fractures, the potential difficulty in treatment and possible complications warrant careful attention to this injury.
Synonyms and related keywords: collar bone fractures, clavicle fractures, broken collar bone
Eerkes, Ertl & Mitchell 2006

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Author/Contact: Eerkes, Ertl & Mitchell
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Language: English

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Added: Tue Apr 15 2008