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A 6-year-old girl with an unremarkable medical history was admitted to the paediatric emergency room for right shoulder trauma following a fall. Clinical examination revealed a foreshortened shoulder girdle. Palpation of the clavicle was painful. No other clinical features were remarkable. Radiograph of the clavicle showed a middle-third defect with an important interfragmentary gap. The emergency physician’s initial diagnosis was a shaft fracture of the clavicle, and therefore the …
Contributors CK wrote the draft. RG revised the draft.
Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.