Operative Versus Nonoperative Outcomes of Middle-Third Clavicle Fractures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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Summary of "Operative Versus Nonoperative Outcomes of Middle-Third Clavicle Fractures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis."

Middle third clavicle fractures have long been managed conservatively with immobilization. Some patients, especially those with completely displaced or shortened clavicle fractures are now thought to have increased risk of nonunion or symptomatic malunion. The authors performed a meta-analysis to study the incidence of nonunion and symptomatic malunion and test the hypothesis that surgical fixation of these fractures significantly lowers the risk of these complications.


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Name: Journal of orthopaedic trauma
ISSN: 1531-2291
Pages: e6-e13


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