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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 4

Open reduction and internal fixation in close middle third fracture clavicle by pre-contoured anatomical clavicle plate: A study of 125 cases

Author(s): Dr. Mukesh S Dwivedi, Dr. Jitendra Rathva and Dr. Vikas Patel
Abstract: Introduction: The concept of treating displaced, middle third fractures of clavicle by open reduction and stable fixation thereby restoring the clavicular length is gaining more and more acceptance amongst trauma surgeons. The aim of our study was to analyze the clinical outcome of internal fixation of middle third clavicle fracture by anatomical pre-contoured plate.
Method: 125 patients with isolated displaced middle third clavicle fractures were treated by open reduction and anatomical pre-contoured locking compression plate and followed prospectively till six months after union. All patients were assessed radiologically, clinically and according to disability of arm, shoulder and hand scoring system (DASH).
Results: Average time of union was 8 weeks. Union rate in our study was 97.6%. Most of the patients returned to pre-injury working status by the end of 10 weeks. Average DASH score at the end of 6 months was 12.
Conclusion: Superiorly placed anatomical pre-contoured locking plate for operative treatment of displaced middle third fractures is a safe and effective option with early return to pre injury working level and at the same time avoiding potential complications of delayed union, non-union and mal-union.
Pages: 265-270  |  706 Views  15 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Mukesh S Dwivedi, Dr. Jitendra Rathva, Dr. Vikas Patel. Open reduction and internal fixation in close middle third fracture clavicle by pre-contoured anatomical clavicle plate: A study of 125 cases. Int J Orthop Sci 2017;3(4):265-270. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i4d.38
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences