UPPER LIMBPost-traumatic nonunion of a clavicle fracture in a 9-year-old childSmith, Nicholas W.; Williams, NicoleAuthor Information Department of Orthopaedics, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Correspondence to Nicholas W. Smith, MBBS, Department of Orthopaedics, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide 5006, South Australia, Australia Tel: +61 (08) 8161 7223; fax: +61 (08) 8161 7057; e-mail: [email protected] Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: January 2016 - Volume 25 - Issue 1 - p 74-77 doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000231 Buy Metrics Abstract Clavicular fractures account for around 15% of fractures in children. Although nonunion is a recognized complication in adults, post-traumatic nonunion of the clavicle in children is extremely rare. To the best of our knowledge, post-traumatic nonunion of the clavicle in a child following repeated clavicular fracture has not yet been published in the English literature. Here, we report a case of a 9-year-old boy who presented with post-traumatic nonunion of his right clavicle following his third fracture after radiologically documented healing of the first two fractures. He underwent open reduction and internal fixation, supplemented with ipsilateral iliac crest bone graft, with resultant healing on follow-up radiographs. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.