Nonunion of the clavicle and thoracic outlet syndrome.

  title={Nonunion of the clavicle and thoracic outlet syndrome.},
  author={John F Connolly and R Dehne},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={1127-32; discussion 1132-3}
Fifteen adult patients with clavicular nonunions were evaluated over a 10-year period. Fourteen of these patients were treated initially with a "figure-of-eight" clavicle strap. Seven presented with narrowing of the costoclavicular space, and symptoms of intermittent brachial plexus impingement or thoracic outlet syndrome. Two of these resulted from resection of the mid-portion of the clavicle with subsequent impingement from hypertrophy of the lateral stump. Most commonly, hypertrophic… CONTINUE READING
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