Scapulothoracic dissociation: diagnosis and treatment.

@article{Althausen2003ScapulothoracicDD,
  title={Scapulothoracic dissociation: diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Peter L Althausen and Mark A Lee and Christopher Glenn Finkemeier},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2003},
  volume={416},
  pages={237-44}
}
Scapulothoracic dissociation is an important and increasingly common clinical condition resulting from massive traction injury to the anterolateral shoulder girdle with disruption of scapulothoracic articulation. It frequently is accompanied by an acromioclavicular separation, displaced clavicular fracture, or sternoclavicular disruption. Vascular lesions have been reported in 88% of patients and severe neurologic injuries occur in 94% of patients. Many patients have a poor outcome with a flail… CONTINUE READING

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