Rare Case of a Doubly Complicated Clavicle Fracture in a Cyclist

Rhita Salah, Naoufal El Ghoul, Kamal El Mokhtari, Azzelarab Bennis, Omar Zaddoug, Mohamed Benchakroun, Ali Zine, Mansour Tanane, Salim Bouabid


Fractures of the clavicle represent 2.6 to 5% of all fractures. Respiratory and vascular-nerve complications of isolated clavicle fractures are rare. We report the case of a 29-year-old cyclist who presented a fracture of the right clavicle following a sport accident, complicated by both pneumothorax and deep vein thrombosis of axillary vein. Patient underwent thoracic drainage and curative anticoagulation followed by internal osteosynthesis of the clavicle as soon as he was stabilized on respiratory level. At the last check-up, the clavicle healed and no recurrence of pneumothorax nor deep vein thrombosis was noted.


Clavicle, Cyclist, Fracture, Pneumothorax, Deep vein thrombosis

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.abcmed.v.10n.2p.4


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