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Rüst, C A; Knechtle, B; Knechtle, P; Rosemann , T (2011). Atrophy of the brachialis muscle after a displaced clavicle fracture in an Ironman triathlete: case report. Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, 6:7.

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Clavicle fractures are frequent injuries in athletes and midshaft clavicle fractures in particular are well-known injuries in Ironman triathletes. In 2000, Auzou et al. described the mechanism leading to an isolated truncular paralysis of the musculocutaneous nerve after a shoulder trauma. It is well-known that nerve palsies can lead to an atrophy of the associated muscle if they persist for months or even longer. In this case report we describe a new case of an Ironman triathlete suffering from a persistent isolated atrophy of the brachialis muscle. The atrophy occurred following a displaced midshaft clavicle fracture acquiring while falling off his bike after hitting a duck during a competition.

Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of General Practice
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:28 Oct 2011 14:21
Last Modified:30 Nov 2012 03:47
Publisher:BioMed Central
Publisher DOI:10.1186/1749-7221-6-7
PubMed ID:21961883
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