Use of Ultrasound to Evaluate Clavicle Fractures in Pediatric Patients
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This studies investigates the hypothesis that bedside ultrasound is as accurate as plain x-rays for diagnosing clavicle fractures in children in a pediatric emergency department. Children with shoulder injuries are enrolled and receive both an ultrasound imaging (experimental) and x-rays (standard-of-care) to see if ultrasound has the same (or better)accuracy, with less cost, time, and radiation.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
1 Year to 18 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Children age 1-18 years presenting to a tertiary center pediatric emergency department complaining of recent traumatic shoulder injury.
Age 1-18 years
Pain from recent shoulder/clavicle injury
Intact neurovascular exam
Radiographs performed as part of normal ED evaluation
Altered mental status
Open wounds to injured shoulder
Prior radiographs at another clinic/hospital for this injury
Previous clavicle fracture on the affected side
Ultrasound gel allergy
Non-English-speaking parents/child (unable to give informed consent)