Case of the month

Un united collar bone fracture, operated

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    This is an uncommon problem, as collar bone nearly always heals by itself. This 25 year old girl had a fracture of the collar bone (fig-1). She was treated with rest in a sling for 4 month, but the fracture did not heal. Considering her profession, it was decided that the same be operated. Open reduction and plating with bone grafting was done (fig-2). The skin stitching was done using special care that minimum scar formation occurs (fig-3).