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A 12-year-old boy presented to the Children’s Emergency Department having sustained a left clavicular injury while playing rugby. Another player had fallen on him while he was scoring a try.
On examination, there was a tender and painful protuberance over the left sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) but no tenderness or swelling over the acromioclavicular joint or distal clavicle. Left arm movement was limited due to pain. The limb was neurovascularly intact and cardiovascular examination was normal.
A clavicular fracture was suspected and a radiograph requested (figure 1).
Contributors SD wrote the article under the supervision of GH, and with amendments suggested by ST.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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