Smoking status and the Disabilities of the Arm Shoulder and Hand score are early predictors of symptomatic nonunion of displaced midshaft fractures of the clavicle.

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AIMS This study identifies early risk factors for symptomatic nonunion of displaced midshaft fractures of the clavicle that aid identification of an at risk group who may benefit from surgery. METHODS We performed a retrospective study of 88 patients aged between 16 and 60 years that were managed non-operatively. RESULTS The rate of symptomatic nonunion… (More)
DOI: 10.1302/0301-620X.98B1.36260

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@article{Clement2016SmokingSA, title={Smoking status and the Disabilities of the Arm Shoulder and Hand score are early predictors of symptomatic nonunion of displaced midshaft fractures of the clavicle.}, author={Nelly Clement and Eric Goudie and Andrew J Brooksbank and T. S. Chesser and Colin Robinson}, journal={The bone & joint journal}, year={2016}, volume={98-B 1}, pages={125-30} }