Elastic stable intramedullary nailing superior for simple mid-shaft clavicular fractures
Elastic stable intramedullary nailing is best for mid-shaft clavicular fractures without comminution: results in 60 patientsInjury. 2011 Apr;42(4):324-9. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2010.02.033. Epub 2010 Apr 14.
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120 patients with displaced clavicular fractures were randomized to be treated with either a surgical procedure or non-operative treatment to determine the safety and eligibility for elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN). After a 2 year follow up, ESIN treatment had faster osseous healing and better clavicular restoration for simple fractures. It also had fewer incidences of delayed and non...
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