Scapulothoracic dissociation caused by blunt trauma.

  title={Scapulothoracic dissociation caused by blunt trauma.},
  author={D D Damschen and Thomas H. Cogbill and Michele J. Siegel},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={42 3},
Scapulothoracic dissociation is an infrequent injury with a potentially devastating outcome. The diagnosis has heretofore relied on the radiographic description of the forequarter disruption. Recent experience with four patients at a single trauma center, along with review of 54 injuries adequately described in the literature, indicates a broader spectrum of injury. Neurologic injuries occurred in 94% and vascular injuries in 88%. A nearly uniform poor outcome with flail extremity in 52% of… CONTINUE READING


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