What is the prevalence of clavicle fractures in the US?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Benjamin P Kleinhenz, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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In adults, clavicle fractures account for 2.6-5% of all fractures and 44% of all shoulder girdle injuries. [20, 21, 22] Middle third (group I) fractures account for 69-82% of all fractures of the clavicle, whereas distal third (group II) fractures account for 12%, and medial third (group III) fractures occur in 6% of cases. [20, 21]


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