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Where do you beat in clavicular percussion ?

  • This is a direct percussion (clavicle acts as pleximeter  finger): percussion is done by right middle finger.
  • Over the most prominent part of clavicle, or
  • Over the medial I /3 rd ol the clavicle, just lateral to its expanded medial end.
  • During percussion, stretch the overlying skin downwards with the left thumb so that the percussing finger does not slip over the clavicle. It is a light percussion.