Dual mini-fragment plating for midshaft clavicle fractures: a clinical and biomechanical investigation Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arm Injuries
  • Bone Plates
  • Clavicle
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal
  • Fractures, Bone

abstract

  • Displaced midshaft clavicle fractures can be effectively managed with dual mini-fragment plating. This technique results in high union rates and excellent clinical outcomes. Compared to single plating, dual plating is biomechanically equivalent in axial loading and torsion, yet offers better multi-planar bending stiffness despite the use of smaller plates. This technique may decrease the need for secondary surgery due to implant prominence and may aid in fracture reduction by buttressing butterfly fragments in two planes.

publication date

  • December 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00402-015-2329-0

PubMed ID

  • 26377733

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1655

end page

  • 62

volume

  • 135

number

  • 12