Bilateral Congenital Pseudarthrosis of Clavicle: A Case Report

  • Girish Gopinath Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation
  • Reju Vengakandiyil Junior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation
  • Mohammed Kunju Raffic Professor and HOD, Department of Orthopaedics, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation

Abstract


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.

Published
2016-12-19
How to Cite
GOPINATH, Girish; VENGAKANDIYIL, Reju; KUNJU RAFFIC, Mohammed. Bilateral Congenital Pseudarthrosis of Clavicle: A Case Report. Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics, [S.l.], v. 29, n. 1-2, p. 58-61, dec. 2016. Available at: <http://kjoonline.org/journal/index.php/kjo/article/view/204>. Date accessed: 24 jan. 2018.

Keywords

congenital pseudarthrosis, bilateral pseudarthrosis, clavicle