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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
James B Rickert
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January 2013: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Chih-Lung Wu, Hui-Chin Chang, Ko-Hsiu Lu
BACKGROUND: Clavicular fractures account for nearly 10 % of all fractures, and the majority of those fractures involve the midshaft. Historically, these fractures were treated nonoperatively; however, recent data suggest an increased risk of nonunion and symptomatic malunion for displaced, comminuted midshaft clavicular fractures treated conservatively. Surgical intervention via plate osteosynthesis or intramedullary fixation with pins, nails, or screws has been shown to reduce, but not eliminate, this risk...
January 2013: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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