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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.

Management of acute clavicle fractures.

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

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

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

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