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January 18, 2015  

Modern Perspectives on the Treatment of Clavicle Fractures

Tim Wang, MD

Julius Bishop MD


Review of the recent data and randomized trials, as well as an interview with an Orthopaedic Traumatologist, regarding the management of midshaft clavicle fractures.


Further Resources:

Treatment of acute midshaft clavicle fractures: systematic review of 2144 fractures: on behalf of the Evidence-Based Orthopaedic Trauma Working Group.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16056089


Management of acute clavicle fractures.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18803979


Risk factors for nonunion after nonoperative treatment of displaced midshaft fractures of the clavicle.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23824382


Operative versus nonoperative care of displaced midshaft clavicular fractures: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22419410


Cochrane in CORR®: Surgical versus conservative interventions for treating fractures of the middle third of the clavicle.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23740670


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