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ACE Report #11849
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

COA/ICORS2019: Operative superior to non-operative treatment for mid-third clavicle fractures

Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Should Displaced Mid Third Clavicle Fractures Be Fixed, and If So, How? The First Comprehensive Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials?

Contributing Authors: M Bhandari H Johal S Ekhtiari D Axelrod A Bozzo

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


22 RCTs containing 2047 patients with mid-third clavicle fractures were included in this network meta-analysis examining the optimal treatment with regards to functional outcomes and non-union rate. MEDLINE, EMBASE and PUBMED were searched for relevant articles. Results revealed favourable DASH score, Constant scores, and non-union rate with surgical intervention compared to non-surgical intervent...

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