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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 721-724

Bipolar dislocation of the clavicle


1 Department of Orthopaedics, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410008, China
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University; Orthopaedics Institute of Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410008, China

Correspondence Address:
Guang-hua Lei
Department of Orthopaedics, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, No. 87 Xiangya Road, Changsha, Hunan 410008
China
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.104241

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Bipolar dislocation of the clavicle at acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint is an uncommon traumatic injury. The conservative treatments adopted in the past is associated with redislocation dysfunction and deformity. A 41 years old lady with bipolar dislocation of right shoulder is treated surgically by open reduction and internal fixation by oblique T-plate at sternoclavicular joint and Kirschner wire stabilization at acromioclavicular joint. The patient showed satisfactory recovery with full range of motion of the right shoulder and normal muscular strength. The case reported in view of rarity and at 2 years followup.


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