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Chir Main. 2007 Apr;26(2):113-6. Epub 2007 Mar 12.

[Bipolar dislocation of the clavicle or floating clavicle. A report of 3 cases].

[Article in French]

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Service d'orthopédie-traumatologie, CHU A.-Le Dantec, Dakar Fann, Dakar, Sénégal. cbdieme@yahoo.fr

Abstract

Bipolar clavicular dislocation is uncommon. It associates an acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular dislocation. The authors review the mechanism of this injury and discuss the treatment. Three patients presented after a trauma of the shoulder a floating clavicle. In 2 patients management was surgical. Abstention was decided for the fourth patient. The pathology of floating clavicle is not completely understood. Two hypothesis were made: 1) two dislocations occur simultaneously; 2) two dislocations occur one after another. Management still difficult. Indications must take into considerations the severity of the injury and the functional consequences in the acromioclavicular joint.

PMID:
17470421
DOI:
10.1016/j.main.2007.02.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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