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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2011;16(1):52-55.
Published online March 1, 2011.
Long Term Results of Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Clavicle: A Case Report of 22 Years Follow-up
Sang Myung Lee, Sung Woo Huh, Min Up Kim, Seung Koo Rhee
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. skrhee@catholic.ac.kr
Abstract
Congenital pseudarthrosis of the clavicle is a rare condition, which rarely produces functional disabilities except for cosmetic problems. Surgical treatment involves autogenous iliac bone grafts and internal fixation. Few studies have reported long-term results of surgical treatment or morphological changes of the clavicle. We report a patient with a congenital pseudarthrosis of the clavicle, who demonstrated a near normal radiographic appearance of the clavicle and an excellent result 22 years after the operation performed at 4 years of age.
 
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