Sternoclavicular epiphyseal separation with adjacent clavicular fracture

J Pediatr Orthop. 1984 Jan;4(1):118-20. doi: 10.1097/01241398-198401000-00024.


An unusual case of a double fracture of the medial left clavicle in a 15-year-old male hockey player is presented. One fracture was an epiphyseal separation through the medial growth plate and the second a transverse fracture of the medial one-third of the same clavicle with displacement of the fragment into the chest. Radiographic and computed tomographic descriptions are presented. The injury was managed with open reduction and fixation. A discussion of sternoclavicular epiphyseal separations and intrathoracic displacement is given, with a review of the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Clavicle / injuries*
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Fractures, Bone / diagnosis
  • Fractures, Bone / etiology*
  • Hockey*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sports*