Inferior dislocation of the outer end of the clavicle

J Trauma. 1980 Aug;20(8):709-10. doi: 10.1097/00005373-198008000-00015.


A case of inferior dislocation of the outer end of the clavicle is reported. The clavicle was found beneath the coracoid process and posterior to the intact tendons of the short head of biceps and coracobrachialis. Reduction was achieved by operative lateral retraction of the scapula. Open reduction appears to be the treatment of choice, especially if late, since traction may result in neurologic injury.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Clavicle / diagnostic imaging
  • Clavicle / injuries*
  • Clavicle / surgery
  • Fractures, Bone / complications
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / complications
  • Joint Dislocations / surgery*
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Scapula / injuries
  • Scapula / surgery