Trauma X-ray - Upper limb
The clavicle is the most proximal bone of the upper limb, and provides leverage and support for the shoulder girdle structures.
- Clavicle fractures result in inferior displacement of the distal component
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Clavicle - Normal appearances
- Cortex intact
A fracture of the clavicle characteristically leads to inferior displacement of the distal component - weighed down by the whole arm.