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Distal Clavicle Fractures: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation With a Hook Plate.

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Summary of "Distal Clavicle Fractures: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation With a Hook Plate."

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
ISSN: 1531-2291
Pages: S2-S3

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