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Displaced distal clavicle fractures pose unique challenges because of their propensity for instability. In particular, type II fracture patterns are associated with high rates of nonunion with nonoperative management; therefore, surgical fixation is often recommended. Hook plate fixation has demonstrated reliably high rates of osseous union with good functional outcomes. We present our surgical technique and rationale for using a hook plate in the setting of an unstable distal clavicle fracture.
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Name: Journal of orthopaedic trauma
To compare open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) and non-surgical treatment outcomes in displaced midshaft clavicle fractures.
A Comparison of the Effect of One, Three, or Six Weeks of Immobilization on Function and Pain After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Distal Radial Fractures in Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
The optimum period of immobilization following open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of distal radial fractures has not been established.
Coronal plane distal humeral injuries are relatively rare. Numerous classification systems have been proposed as the complexity of these fractures has been realized. We in the present series of ten pa...
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Outcomes for displaced midshaft clavicle fractures in adolescents are not defined. The current method of treatment for these fractures is non-operative management. There is recent Level 1 ...
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional outcome in patients with a midshaft clavicle fracture treated with to different techniques. the first one was placing a 3.5mm recon...
There is no consensus about the best treatment for patients with displaced complete articular distal radius fractures (AO type C fractures). Despite this lack of consensus and the lack of ...
The objective of this study is to compare the functional outcomes of patients with ankle fractures treated by Arthroscopic assisted Open Reduction Internal Fixation (AORIF) versus Open Red...
To determine whether liposomal bupivacaine wound infiltration decreases pain scores and narcotic use when compared to bupivacaine alone after open reduction internal fixation of midshaft c...
Fractures in which there is an external wound communicating with the break of the bone.
The use of internal devices (metal plates, nails, rods, etc.) to hold the position of a fracture in proper alignment.
Fractures of the short, constricted portion of the thigh bone between the femur head and the trochanters. It excludes intertrochanteric fractures which are HIP FRACTURES.
A skull fracture characterized by inward depression of a fragment or section of cranial bone, often compressing the underlying dura mater and brain. Depressed cranial fractures which feature open skin wounds that communicate with skull fragments are referred to as compound depressed skull fractures.
A complication of INTERNAL MAMMARY-CORONARY ARTERY ANASTOMOSIS whereby an occlusion or stenosis of the proximal SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY causes a reversal of the blood flow away from the CORONARY CIRCULATION, through the grafted INTERNAL MAMMARY ARTERY (internal thoracic artery), and back to the distal subclavian distribution.
Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become extremely porous, are subject to fracture, and heal slowly, occurring especially in women following menopause and often leading to curvature of the spine from vertebral collapse. Follow and track&n...