Clavícula fracturada en un recién nacido

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Clavícula fracturada en un recién nacido

La clavícula es el hueso que va desde el esternón hacia la articulación del hombro. Durante el trabajo de parto este hueso puede sufrir fracturas, lo cual es muy común durante los partos vaginales difíciles. Generalmente, no existe otro tratamiento que sacar al niño con mucho cuidado para evitar el malestar. Ocasionalmente, se recomienda inmovilizar el brazo en el lado afectado.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/13/2011
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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