A new technique for medial-end comminuted clavicle fractures.

Affiliation

Department of Orthopaedics, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, 325000, PR China; Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Orthpaedics, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, 325000, PR China. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Fractures of the medial comminuted clavicle are rare injuries but are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Although rare, such injuries deserve rapid diagnosis and effective treatment to avoid future complications. An optimal, standardized operative treatment has not yet been established. We presented a medial-end comminuted clavicle fracture and demonstrated successful results using a bridging plate technique across the sternum maintaining reduction and achieving union. We aim to provide an alternative technique to fix a displaced periarticular medial clavicle fracture, which we believe is simple, safer and promising.

Keywords

Comminuted fracture,Medial-end clavicle fractures,New technique,

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