Estimating the risk of nonunion following nonoperative treatment of a clavicular fracture.


BACKGROUND Nonunion is a rare complication of a fracture of the clavicle, but its occurrence can compromise shoulder function. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of and risk factors for nonunion in a cohort of patients who were treated nonoperatively after a clavicular fracture. METHODS Over a fifty-one-month period, we performed a… (More)