Excessive complications of open intramedullary nailing of midshaft clavicle fractures with the Rockwood Clavicle Pin.

@article{Mudd2011ExcessiveCO,
  title={Excessive complications of open intramedullary nailing of midshaft clavicle fractures with the Rockwood Clavicle Pin.},
  author={Christopher D. Mudd and Kevin J Quigley and Lyndon B Gross},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2011},
  volume={469 12},
  pages={3364-70}
}
BACKGROUND Intramedullary clavicle fixation is a potential alternative to plate fixation. Previous studies documenting the complication rates of intramedullary clavicle fixation have demonstrated variable rates of soft tissue complications and fracture healing. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We asked the following questions: (1) Does use of the Rockwood Clavicle Pin (DePuy Orthopaedics Inc, Warsaw, IN) predispose patients to soft tissue complications requiring additional surgery or a high infection risk… CONTINUE READING