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Jonas Andermahr, Michael McKee, Diane Nam

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Joseph Schatzker

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Diaphyseal wedge, fragmentary wedge clavicle fracture

The AO/OTA classification does not further subdivide wedge fractures of the diaphysis into subtypes (spiral, bending or fragmented), but the treatment may vary depending of the fracture configuration.

They are all classified as AO/OTA 15.2B fractures.

Definition: The diaphysis of the clavicle extends from the attachment of the coracoclavicular ligament laterally to the costoclavicular ligament medially.

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