Clavicle fracture - Displaced

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Clavicle fracture - Displaced

  • The distal component of this clavicle fracture is inferiorly displaced - pulled down by the weight of the arm
  • The unfused growth plates of the proximal humerus and the acromial apophysis should not to be mistaken for fractures

Clavicle fracture - Undisplaced

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Clavicle fracture - Undisplaced

  • The distal component of this clavicle fracture remains aligned with the proximal clavicle

Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) disruption

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Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) disruption

  • The inferior edge of the acromion is inferiorly displaced and is no longer in line with the inferior edge of the distal clavicle - (red lines - should be aligned)