A clavicle fracture, also known as a broken collarbone, is a bone fracture of the clavicle. Symptoms typically include pain at the site of the break and a decreased ability to move the affected arm. Complications can include a collection of air in the pleural space surrounding the lung, injury to the nerves or blood vessels in the area, and an unpleasant appearance [1, 2]
Objective: To study the surgical management and to assess its functional outcome in displaced mid shaft clavicular fractures. Patients of both sexes belonging to adult age group presenting with fracture clavicle to Orthopedic Department, Vydehi institute of medical sciences and research centre, Bengaluru, of are admitted from January 2015 to December 2015. In the present study maximum number of patients belongs to 28 to 37 years age group (9 cases) followed by 38 to 47 years age group (5 cases), maximum number of patients sustained clavicle fracture due to fall on shoulder (13 cases) followed by RTA (07 cases), maximum number of patients sustained clavicle fracture due to fall on shoulder (13 cases) followed by RTA (07 cases). Several studies have examined the safety and efficacy of primary open reduction and internal fixation for completely displaced midshaft clavicular fractures and have noted high union rate with a low complication rate.