International Journal of Anatomy and Research

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Type of Article: Original Research

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 1 | Page No. 2069-2072

Date of Publication: 31-03-2016



Manjunath CS *1, Tejaswi Hiremarali Lokanathan 2.

*1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences, Sri Chamarajendra Hospital Campus, Hassan- 573201, Karnataka State, India.
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, BG Nagara-571448, Nagamangala, Mandya, Karnataka State, India.

Address: Dr. Manjunath CS, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences, Sri Chamarajendra Hospital Campus, Hassan- 573201, Karnataka State, India. Mobile no: +919481288323


Background: Fractures of the clavicle are relatively common and recently the most preferred mode of management is often surgical as it is associated with lesser chances of displaced fractures and non-union. Intramedullary nailing is one such method of fixation of clavicular fractures. Intramedullary nailing requires detailed knowledge about the anatomy of the clavicle.
Materials and Methods: Eighty dry, adult, human clavicles were studied using digital sliding calipers. Parameters like length, medial and lateral width, medial, lateral epiphyseal and medial diaphyseal diameters, medial and lateral bending radius were measured. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS software.
Results: Right clavicles were shorter than the left clavicle. The median diaphyseal diameter was significantly smaller than the medial and lateral epiphyseal diameter signifying the narrowness of the region. 
Conclusion: Success of the intramedullary nailing in clavicular fracture management depends largely of the morphology of the endomedullary canal and narrowness of the median diaphyseal region and the total length of the clavicle should be kept in mind while attempting the procedure.
Key words: Adult, Arm Injuries, Clavicle, Epiphyses, Intramedullary Fracture Fixation.


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Manjunath CS, Tejaswi Hiremarali Lokanathan. ANATOMY OF THE CLAVICLE AND ITS APPLICABILITY IN MANAGEMENT OF CLAVICULAR FRACTURES. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(1):2069-2072. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.144




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