An assessment of patient satisfaction with nonoperative management of clavicular fractures using the disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand outcome measure.

@article{Thormodsgard2011AnAO,
  title={An assessment of patient satisfaction with nonoperative management of clavicular fractures using the disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand outcome measure.},
  author={Timothy M Thormodsgard and K D Stone and David L Ciraulo and Matthew R Camuso and Steven E Desjardins},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2011},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={1126-9}
}
BACKGROUND Clavicle fractures historically have been managed without internal fixation. Current literature is raising questions regarding this management as opposed to offering operative fixation in some instances. This study addresses the use of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) outcomes measure to identify those that have the least satisfaction with nonoperative care of the clavicle fracture based upon clavicular deformity and variation in fracture location based upon… CONTINUE READING
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