A prospective comparison between external fixation and plates for treatment of midshaft nonunions of the clavicle.

@article{Nowak2001APC,
  title={A prospective comparison between external fixation and plates for treatment of midshaft nonunions of the clavicle.},
  author={J. Nowak and Hans Rahme and Margareta Holgersson and Ulf Lindsj{\"o} and Sune Larsson},
  journal={Annales chirurgiae et gynaecologiae},
  year={2001},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={
          280-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Several surgical techniques have been used to treat clavicular nonunions. The aim with this prospective study was to compare treatment of symptomatic midshaft clavicular nonunions with either external fixation or plating. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included two consecutive series where the first 11 patients (8 men and 3 women) were treated with external fixation (EF) while the following 13 patients (5 men and 8 women) were treated with internal fixation using a 3.5 mm… CONTINUE READING