Floating shoulder (ipsilateral scapular neck and clavicle fracture)--two cases report

I. C. Tseng, D. T. Hsu, R. J. Chen, C. H. Shih

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Fracture of either clavicle or scapular neck alone are generally stable and have satisfactory results by conservative treatment. However, displaced scapular neck and ipsilateral clavicle fractures are relatively unstable. Those sequelae as drooping shoulder and limited range of motion may develop if treated conservatively. Surgical intervention either fixation of clavicle alone or fixation of clavicle and scapular neck simultaneously can achieve stable reduction of the fractures and prevent those sequelae. We present two cases of floating shoulder treated surgically with excellent results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChanggeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1994
Externally publishedYes

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