Which specialist consultations may be needed for the treatment of clavicle fractures?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Benjamin P Kleinhenz, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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In addition to an orthopedic surgeon if the fracture requires surgical fixation, consultations include the following:

  • General or thoracic surgeon: If an associated pneumothorax is identified

  • Vascular surgeon: For a suspected subclavian vessel injury


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