Extraperiosteal Dual Plate Fixation of Acute Mid-Shaft Clavicle Fractures: A Technical Trick


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Abstract

Summary:Historically, surgical treatment of acute mid-shaft clavicle fractures has excellent outcomes with low rates of nonunion. More complex fracture patterns with significant comminution may limit the fixation that can be obtained with a single plate. The authors describe the surgical technique and case series of patients treated with extraperiosteal dual plating for acute mid-shaft clavicle fractures.

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