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Posteriorly displaced physeal fracture of the medial clavicle in an adolescent soccer player
Arthrosc Orthop Sports Med 2023;10:87-91
Published online November 1, 2023;
© 2023 Korean Arthroscopy Society and Korean Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Gyeong Min Kim1, Yong-Geun Park1, Woohyuk Choi2, Byung Hong Kang2, Chaemoon Lim1

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jeju National University Hospital, 2Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
Correspondence to: Chaemoon Lim,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jeju National University Hospital, 15 Aran 13-gil, Jeju 63241, Korea. Tel: +82-64-717-1690, Fax: +82-64-717-2714, E-mail:
Received March 29, 2023; Revised October 9, 2023; Accepted October 9, 2023.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Posteriorly displaced physeal fractures of the medial clavicle are a rare occurrence in adolescent soccer players, accounting for <1% of all fractures and dislocations. This condition has received little attention in the Korean context. However, it carries the potential for life-threatening complications stemming from mediastinal structure compression, necessitating immediate diagnosis and intervention to optimize clinical outcomes. Recent trends in managing these injuries in young, physically active patients have leaned toward surgical intervention as the treatment of choice. However, a consensus on the most effective approach remains elusive. Here, we present a meticulously documented instance of a successful diagnosis and treatment of a rare posteriorly displaced physeal fracture of the medial clavicle in a 16-year-old soccer player. The surgical procedure used nonabsorbable suture material, emphasizing the significance of this approach in such cases.
Keywords : Physeal fracture; Clavicle; Adolescent; Soccer
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