AAOS 2016: Improved healing with plate/screw vs. sling in midshaft clavicle fractures
Plate Fixation Compared with Nonoperative Treatment of Displaced Midshaft Clavicular Fractures
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174 patients with an acute displaced mid-shaft fracture of the clavicle were randomized to either nonoperative management with sling immobilization, or surgical intervention with a precontoured plate and locking screws. The study was conducted in order to compare fracture healing, shoulder function, and time lost to sick leave between operative and nonoperative treatment over 1 year follow-up. Res...
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