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Fractures and dislocations of the shoulder girdle

Gregoris Kambouroglou

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012036

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Fractures and dislocations of the shoulder girdle

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The function of the girdle is to position the hand in space

The spectrum of injuries range from common and uneventful to rare and life threatening

The functional outcome depends on individual demand, severity of the injury and the presence of complications.

Chapter.  6969 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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