Intramedullary Fixation of Midshaft Clavicle Fractures

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Abstract

Summary:

Clavicle fractures are among the most common fractures occurring in the general population, and the vast majority are localized in the midshaft portion of the bone. Management of midshaft clavicle fractures remains controversial. Although many can be managed nonoperatively, certain patient populations and fracture patterns, such as completely displaced and shortened fractures, are at risk of less optimal outcomes with nonoperative management; surgical intervention should be considered in such cases. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate our technique of midshaft clavicle fixation using minimally invasive intramedullary fixation.

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