Intramedullary nailing of clavicular midshaft fractures with the titanium elastic nail: problems and complications.

@article{Frigg2009IntramedullaryNO,
  title={Intramedullary nailing of clavicular midshaft fractures with the titanium elastic nail: problems and complications.},
  author={Arno Frigg and Paavo Rillmann and Thomas Perren and Martin Gerber and Christian Ryf},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={352-9}
}
BACKGROUND Intramedullary nailing of clavicular midshaft fractures using the titanium elastic nail has been described as a technically easy, minimally invasive operation with few complications and an early return to competitive sports. HYPOTHESIS The results reported thus far have been positive. The titanium elastic nail is associated with multiple intraoperative and postoperative problems. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS From April 2004 to March 2007, 34 patients… CONTINUE READING

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