Clavicle Bone - Anterior Approach
This Clavicle Bone- Anterior Approach course will teach you:
- To gain access to the clavicle bone using the anterior approach, in case of unstable, irreducible fractures or failed closed reductions, in order to attempt the restoration of anatomy and function, through open reduction and internal fixation
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Clavicle Bone- Anterior Approach:
- Brachial plexus and subcutaneous artery injury
After studying the Clavicle Bone- Anterior Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Brachial plexus nerve damage or vascular injury
- Persisting bony lump
Step by step
Inspect the skin overlying the surface of the clavicle, palpating its course and assessing the possible fracture.
Mark the positions of the sternal notch, the acromion and the acromioclavicular joint over the skin, as well as a line joining the acromioclavicular joint to the sternal notch.
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