Superior versus anteroinferior plating of the clavicle revisited: A mechanical study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bone Plates
  • Clavicle
  • Internal Fixators
  • Shoulder Fractures

abstract

  • Placing the plate anteroinferiorly on the clavicle provides a more stable construct in terms of bending rigidity with no detriment in axial and torsional stiffness compared with placing the plate superiorly. We believe that anteroinferior plating is preferred as a result of the increase in bending rigidity together with other advantages, including avoidance of neurovascular compromise, the use of longer screws, and decreased hardware prominence.

publication date

  • July 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181c3f6d4

PubMed ID

  • 20577072

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 420

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 24

number

  • 7