Clavicle anatomy

Joideep Phadnis, Gregory I. Bain

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    The clavicle is the bony link between the upper limb and the axial skeleton. It is the first bone to ossify and the last to fuse. Its presence and shape varies between animal species, which gives an insight into its biomechanical role. Treatment of clavicle fractures has changed dramatically in recent years with a growing trend towards surgical intervention. This chapter focuses on the anatomy and function of the clavicle and aims to elucidate some of the developmental, traumatic, and non-traumatic conditions that affect this unique bone.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNormal and Pathological Anatomy of the Shoulder
    EditorsGregory I. Bain, Eiji Itoi, Giovanni Di Giacomo, Hiroyuki Sugaya
    PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9783662457191
    ISBN (Print)9783662457184
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


    • Anatomy
    • Clavicle
    • Development
    • Fracture
    • Function
    • Pathology

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