Clavicular length: the assumption of symmetry.

  title={Clavicular length: the assumption of symmetry.},
  author={Brian P Cunningham and Alex C. McLaren and Michael C Richardson and Ryan McLemore},
  volume={36 3},
Recent studies have shown subjectively worse outcomes associated with 15 to 20 mm of clavicle shortening. As a result, more than 15 mm of shortening has become a relative indication for operative management. Various methods to quantify shortening have been described in the literature. All measurement techniques described assume clavicular symmetry to assess clavicular shortening. The goal of this study was to assess the side-to-side variation in clavicle length in uninjured, skeletally mature… CONTINUE READING