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Volume:2 Issue:3 Number:65 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #4709
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AAOS: ORPF vs Nonoperative Treatment for Displaced Midshaft Clavicle Fractures

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OrthoEvidence. AAOS: ORPF vs Nonoperative Treatment for Displaced Midshaft Clavicle Fractures. ACE Report. 2013;2(3):65. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/4709

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

Open Reduction and Plate Fixation vs. Nonoperative Treatment for Displaced Midshaft Clavicle Fractures

Contributing Authors: CMM Robinson I Murray PJ Jenkins A Brooksbank A Arthur T Chesser I Packham MA Crowther

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200 patients with acute displaced midshaft clavicle fractures were randomized either to be treated with open reduction and plate fixation (ORPF) or non-operative treatment to compare the functional outcomes, cost, and non-union rates between the two treatments. After a one year follow-up period the ORPF patients had better DASH and Constant Scores, as well as reduced non-union rates. However, if n...

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