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Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2013 Mar;17(1):35-6. doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e318273f102.

Treatment of middle-third clavicle fractures using anterior plating with a dynamic compression plate (DCP).

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North East Thames London Orthopaedic Rotation, Whipps Cross Hospital, London, UK. drpad@hotmail.com

Abstract

Significantly displaced midshaft clavicle fractures can be managed operatively to restore anatomy and allow early mobilization. Several techniques have described using precontoured anatomically designed plates placed on the superior surface of the bone or reconstruction plates contoured by the surgeon placed either superiorly or anteriorly. We describe the use of the dynamic compression plate placed anteriorly on the clavicle in treating these fractures and discuss the relative advantages of this technique. We have a case series of 8 patients over a 2-year period, who were followed up and all went on to successful fracture union.

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23423233
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10.1097/BTH.0b013e318273f102
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