Bilateral Congenital Pseudarthrosis of Clavicle: A Case Report

Girish Gopinath, Reju Vengakandiyil, Mohammed Kunju Raffic


Congenital pseudarthrosis of the clavicle is a rare condition. Bilateral presentation is even rarer, with less than ten reports in the literature. There are no definite treatment recommendations for want of sufficient long term follow up of untreated cases. We report a 27 year old man with bilateral congenital pseudarthrosis who has no pain or functional impairment and is actively involved in all day to day activities. The radiological appearance of the case is different from previous reports in that there is a hypertrophic segmental nonunion at the pseudarthrosis bilaterally. We propose that surgical intervention as a prophylaxis for future thoracic outlet compromise is not indicated.


congenital pseudarthrosis, bilateral pseudarthrosis, clavicle

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ISSN: 2249 – 2348. Published by: Kerala Orthopaedic Association

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