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ACE Report #12048
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OTA 2019: Health outcomes of nonoperative vs operative treatment for distal clavicle fractures


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

General Health Outcomes Following Distal Clavicle Fractures: Results From a Previous Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: C Schemitsch MD McKee N Dehghan EH Schemitch A Nauth M Vicente J Hall

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Synopsis

57 patients with displaced, distal clavicle fractures were randomized to receive surgical treatment or conservative treatment. The outcomes of interest included the Short Form 36 Mental and Physical Component Scores (SF-36 MCS; SF-36 PCS). A regression analysis was performed to determine whether baseline characteristics predict general health status at 2 years. Results revealed no significant diff...

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