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Title: Bipolar clavicular fracture on ipsilateral reverse shoulder prosthesis: Case report
Authors: Maalouly, Joseph
Aouad, Dany
Saade, Jamal
Abboud, Ghadi
El Rassi, Georges
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Bipolar
Reverse shoulder prosthesis
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: National Library of Medicine
Part of: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Volume: 65
Start page: 176
End page: 179
Bipolar clavicular fractures are extremely rare with no consensus on management. No previous cases of bipolar clavicular fracture on an ipsilateral reverse shoulder prosthesis have been reported.

Case presentation
We report a case of a 78y.o female patient with left bipolar clavicular fracture on ipsilateral reverse shoulder prosthesis, associated with multiple ribs fracture, that was treated with open reduction and internal fixation using k-wires and endobutton for the lateral part, while as the medial part was fixed with plate and screws.

Any patient with a clavicle fracture, with a history of sequential forces to the clavicle, a bipolar injury should always be suspected. Attention should be given if any implants are present on the ipsilateral side of the injury, which could affect surgical planning and outcome.
ISSN: 2210-2612
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2019.10.082
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine

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