PT Question of the Week - Clavicle fracture


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You are examining a 25-year-old male who, three weeks prior, fell from his trail bike, causing him to pitch forward over the handlebars and land on the point of the right shoulder. X-rays revealed a fracture involving minimal displacement of the lateral third of the clavicle, proximal to the glenohumeral joint. The patient presents with his right arm in a sling with a prescription from his physician stating, “Right clavicle fracture, examine and treat.” Using the Type 1 through 4 classifications, how would you classify this type of clavicle fracture?

  1. Type 1
  2. Type 2
  3. Type 3
  4. Type 4

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9 months ago

Type 2