Clavicle pseudoarthrosis (meaning fake joint) is a rare condition. It occurs when the normal growth centers of the clavicle do not join (fuse) during development. It is almost always right sided, a fact which is may be related to pressure from the subclavian artery. Clavicle pseudoarthrosis is generally painless but it causes a large prominence in the center aspect of the clavicle- it can be functionally limiting.
|Clavicle pseudoarthrosis. Note the prominence on the left side compared to right.|
|Another view of clavicle pseudoarthrosis|
|Two x- rays showing clavicle pseudoarthrosis|
|X- ray demonstrating clavicle plating in pseudoarthrosis|
|After reconstruction for clavicle pseudoarthrosis|
|Another view after reconstruction for clavicle pseudoarthrosis|