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A Journal on Applied Physiology, Biomechanics, Preventive Medicine,
Sports Medicine and Traumatology, Sports Psychology

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ISSN 0022-4707

Online ISSN 1827-1928

 

The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2016 July-August;56(7-8):909-12

SPORT INJURIES, REHABILITATION 

    CASE REPORTS

Fracture of the clavicle and second rib: an indirect injury from tricep dips

Eduardo A. MALAVOLTA, Jorge H. ASSUNÇÃO, Mauro E. GRACITELLI, Frederico L. LOBO, Arnaldo A. FERREIRA NETO

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil

Due to the recent rise in the interest in strength training, an increment in the number of lesions is expected, whether of the tendons, muscles, or bones. We describe a case of fracture involving the middle third of the clavicle and the second rib in a low-demand weightlifter. The fractures occurred suddenly while performing a triceps dips exercise, and the patient had no previous symptoms. He was treated conservatively and was able to return to sports six months later. To our knowledge, this is the first study describing the association of these fractures triggered by a single event of muscle contraction.

language: English


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