Lower rate of malunion or nonunion with operative treatment of displaced clavicle fracture
Nonoperative treatment compared with plate fixation of displaced midshaft clavicular fractures. A multicenter, randomized clinical trialJ. Bone Joint Surg. Am., Jan 2007; 89 (1); 1-10
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132 patients with a displaced midshaft clavicle fracture were randomized to undergo either nonoperative or operative plate fixation to compare functional and patient-oriented outcomes between these treatments. Results at 6 weeks and at 3, 6, and 12 months displayed better Constant and DASH score results for patients who underwent operative care. Patients were also more satisfied with the function ...
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