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Vol:182 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14266
Ace Report Cover Trauma

Locking vs. Nonlocking Plates for Displaced Clavicle Fractures

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OrthoEvidence. Locking vs. Nonlocking Plates for Displaced Clavicle Fractures. ACE Report. 2022;182(1):1. Available from:

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Locking versus nonlocking superior plate fixations for displaced midshaft clavicle fractures: A prospective randomized trial comparing clinical and radiografic results.

J Orthop Sci. 2021 Nov;26(6): 1094-1099.

Contributing Authors:
Y Uchiyama A Handa H Omi H Hashimoto E Shimpuku T Imai N Takatori M Watanabe

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Ninety patients with displaced, operative clavicle fractures were randomized to receive fixation utilizing a locking plate (n=45) or nonlocking plate (n=45). The outcomes of interest were complication rates, union rates and functional outcomes measured using the Constant score. There were no differences in overall complication rates between groups. The locking plate group had a significantly faste...

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