Clavicular anatomy and the applicability of precontoured plates.

  title={Clavicular anatomy and the applicability of precontoured plates.},
  author={Jerry I. Huang and Paul Toogood and Michael R. Chen and John H Wilber and Daniel R. Cooperman},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={89 10},
BACKGROUND Plate fixation of clavicular fractures is technically difficult because of the complex anatomy of the bone, with an S-shaped curvature and a cephalad-to-caudad bow. The purpose of the present study was to characterize variations in clavicular anatomy and to determine the clinical applicability of an anatomic precontoured clavicular plate designed for fracture fixation. METHODS One hundred pairs of clavicles were analyzed. The location and magnitude of the superior clavicular bow… CONTINUE READING