Plate fixation and bone grafting of distal clavicle nonunions: radiologic and functional outcomes Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bone Plates
  • Clavicle
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal
  • Fractures, Ununited
  • Radiography
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Shoulder Fractures

abstract

  • This study illustrates good clinical, radiologic and functional outcomes in ten patients with distal clavicle nonunion treated with superior or double (superior and anteroinferior) plating in combination with bone grafting. Double-plating can be considered an alternative to superior plating offering better resistance against the pulling effect of the arm with the use of smaller fixation plates.

publication date

  • November 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00402-016-2489-6

PubMed ID

  • 27568218

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1521

end page

  • 1529

volume

  • 136

number

  • 11