Surgical management of uncomplicated midshaft clavicle fractures: a comparison between titanium elastic nails and small reconstruction plates.

@article{Tarng2012SurgicalMO,
  title={Surgical management of uncomplicated midshaft clavicle fractures: a comparison between titanium elastic nails and small reconstruction plates.},
  author={Yih-Wen Tarng and Shan-Wei Yang and Yen-Po Fang and C. H. Hsu},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={732-40}
}
BACKGROUND This study compared titanium elastic nail (TEN) fixation with plate fixation in patients with uncomplicated midshaft clavicle fractures. METHODS The records of 57 patients with midshaft clavicular fractures that were operated on within 2 weeks after injury at Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, were retrospectively analyzed. Each patient received either TENs (n = 25) or fixation with a 3.5-mm reconstruction plate (n = 32) depending on the preference of the… CONTINUE READING

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