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Nonunion reduced, 1-yr function not affected by plate fixation vs. sling for displaced clavicle Frx


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Plate fixation compared with nonoperative treatment of displaced midshaft clavicular fractures: a randomized clinical trial

Bone Joint J. 2018 Oct;100-B(10):1385-1391. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.100B10.BJJ-2017-1137.R3

Contributing Authors: SL Jensen MT Vaesel CM Jensen AH Qvist

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Synopsis

150 patients with an acute displaced midshaft clavicle fracture were randomized to treatment through either open reduction and internal fixation with a plate or nonoperative management with sling immobilization. Patients were followed-up at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months for outcome related to the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand score, the Constant score, and the incidence ...

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