Radiographic comparison of a fractured clavicle exhibiting a pseudo-arthrosis

Rhode, Matthew P., Goodhue, William W., Jr. and Stephan, Carl N. (2012) Radiographic comparison of a fractured clavicle exhibiting a pseudo-arthrosis. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 57 4: 1094-1097. doi:10.1111/j.1556-4029.2012.02069.x


Author Rhode, Matthew P.
Goodhue, William W., Jr.
Stephan, Carl N.
Title Radiographic comparison of a fractured clavicle exhibiting a pseudo-arthrosis
Journal name Journal of Forensic Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-1198
1556-4029
Publication date 2012-07-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2012.02069.x
Volume 57
Issue 4
Start page 1094
End page 1097
Total pages 4
Place of publication Hoboken, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Bone remodeling is a natural process that is potentially problematic for radiographic comparisons because it can occur after antemortem (AM) imaging, thus interfering with the comparability of AM and postmortem (PM) radiographs from the same individual. While the effects of age-related remodeling have been studied, limited attention has been given to trauma-related remodeling with respect to radiographic comparisons. This report adds to the latter topic by presenting a case of AM clavicle fracture that developed into a pseudo-arthrosis over a 12-month period prior to the individual’s death. Even though remodeling was discernable along the fracture margins, adjacent skeletal features on the PM radiograph remained unaltered and constituted compelling evidence for the identification. This case illustrates the potential of using both normal and pathological anatomy concurrently to maximize the surety of findings from radiographic comparisons.
Keyword Antemortem
Bone remodeling
Concordance
Forensic anthropology
Forensic science
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biomedical Sciences Publications
 
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