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Axillary artery pseudoaneurysm after plate osteosynthesis for a clavicle nonunion: A case report and literature review

Author(s): Bain Gregory | Galley Ian | Keogh Angus | Durrant Adam

Journal: International Journal of Shoulder Surgery
ISSN 0973-6042

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 79;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Clavicle | fracture | nonunion | pseudoaneurysm

Neurovascular complications have been reported from both plate osteosynthesis and intramedullary fixation of midshaft clavicle fractures. We wish to report a case of limb threatening ischemia from screw penetration of the axillary artery after plate osteosynthesis for a clavicle nonunion. A literature review of vascular trauma from midshaft clavicle fractures is presented.
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