Clinical and radiological outcome following treatment of displaced lateral clavicle fractures using a locking compression plate with lateral extension: a prospective study

@inproceedings{Beirer2014ClinicalAR,
  title={Clinical and radiological outcome following treatment of displaced lateral clavicle fractures using a locking compression plate with lateral extension: a prospective study},
  author={Marc Beirer and Sebastian Siebenlist and Moritz Cr{\"o}nlein and Lukas Kurt Postl and Stefan Huber-Wagner and Peter Biberthaler and Chlodwig Kirchhoff},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Treatment of lateral fractures of the clavicle is challenging and has been controversially discussed for a long time due to high non-union rates in non-operative treatment and high complication rates in surgical treatment. Acromioclavicular joint instability due to the injury of the closely neighbored coraco-clavicular ligaments can result in a cranialization of the medial clavicle shaft. A recently developed implant showed a promising functional outcome in a small collective of… CONTINUE READING