[Congenital pseudarthrosis of the clavicle. Apropos of a case report and literature review]

Published online: Jun 27 1991

J LeGaye, H Noel, and W Lokietek.

Service d'Orthop├ędie, Cliniques Universitaires, U.C.L. St. Luc et Mont-Godinne, Belgique.


A new case of congenital nonunion of the clavicle is reported with a histological description. Medullar drilling and bone grafting "in loco" was performed during the surgical procedure. The etiologic hypotheses are discussed. The authors compare congenital nonunions between the pathologies associated with the necessity of medullar drilling for consolidation.