What are type I group II clavicle fractures?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Benjamin P Kleinhenz, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Fractures of the distal clavicle are further divided into types I-III. In type I injuries, the coracoclavicular ligaments are intact and the fracture is usually minimally displaced or nondisplaced. The first image below illustrates displacing forces; the second image illustrates a type I fracture.

The displacing forces on a distal clavicle fractur The displacing forces on a distal clavicle fracture.
Type I fracture of the distal clavicle (group II). Type I fracture of the distal clavicle (group II). The intact ligaments hold the fragments in place.

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