The floating shoulder.

  title={The floating shoulder.},
  author={Brett D Owens and Thomas P Goss},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={88 11},
The floating shoulder is defined as ipsilateral fractures of the midshaft of the clavicle and the neck of the glenoid. This rare injury can be difficult to manage without a thorough understanding of the complex anatomy of the shoulder girdle. Surgical intervention needs to be considered for all of these injuries. While acceptable results can be expected with non-operative management of minimally-displaced fractures, displacement at one or both sites is best managed with surgical reduction and… CONTINUE READING
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