Post-traumatic nonunion of the clavicle in a 4-year-old boy and the importance of vitamin D level testing Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000232 PMID: 26462168 Web of Science: 000365714200014

Cited authors

  • Duplantier, Neil L.; Waldron, Sean


  • Clavicle fractures in children are common and usually go on to achieve solid union with closed treatment. A limited number of pediatric clavicle fracture nonunion cases have been reported in the literature, none of which were directly associated with hypovitaminosis D. We report the youngest case to our knowledge in a 4-year-old vitamin D-deficient male with a 6-month-old right midshaft clavicle fracture nonunion that was treated successfully with vitamin D supplementation, followed by open reduction and internal fixation with autologus iliac crest bone grafting.

Publication date

  • 2016

Published in


International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1060-152X

Start page

  • 78

End page

  • 80


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