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Injuries around the shoulder in children

Tanaya Sarkhel and Jonathan Clasper

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/9780199550647.003.014004

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Injuries around the shoulder in children

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Dislocation of the shoulder is rare in children but may be mimicked by epiphyseal disruption

Midshaft clavicle fractures are common and have great powers of remodelling

Proximal humeral fractures commonly involve the physis and lead to shortening although this is rarely apparent to the patient.

Chapter.  2611 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Paediatrics

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