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Clavicle Fractures and Dislocations eMedicine Radiology

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Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/398799-overview

Description: The clavicle derives its name from the Latin word clavicula, or small key, because of its unique curvature. Despite the high frequency of injuries to the clavicle, our understanding of its injuries and function is based on only a modest amount of data. It has long been thought that the inherent reparative capacity of the bone leads to its rapid healing with little more than symptomatic treatment. Deformity has been described as merely a cosmetic concern because function is satisfactory despite malunion.
Barry Hahn, MD, & Mark Raden, MD Updated: Mar 19, 2009

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Author/Contact: Hahn & Raden
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Added: Sat Sep 05 2009