A.S.A. Rasheed 1, N.A. Mir 2, W. Galcek 2, J. Kishan 2, A.Y. Elzouki 2
1-Department of Surgery (Orthopaedic), Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A .J. 2-Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 8, No.1. July 1984: 41-43
Over a period of one year, 16161 consecutive live births were examined. There were 106 cases of bony injuries detected at birth with an overall incidence of 6.56/1000 live births. 92% were clavicular fractures. The only identifiable factor was high birth weight: 51 weighed more than 4000gm and 14 were large for gestational age (> 4500 gin,). Prophylaxis should include not only improved obstetric care but also measures for prevention of fetal macrosomia.
Keywords: Obstetric Bony Injuries in Neonates