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ACE Report #9272
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OTA 2016: Operative vs nonoperative treatment of displaced scapular body fracture

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

Should Displaced Scapular Body Fractures Be Operatively Treated? A Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: C Jone D Sietsema J Ringler T Endres

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39 patients with displaced scapular body fractures were randomized to either operative management with plates and screws, or nonoperative management. The purpose of this study was to compare clinical, radiographic, and functional outcomes between groups for up to 2 year follow-up. While the range of motion in certain planes was signficantly greater in the operative group after 6 weeks and 1 year, ...

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