Osteosynthesis of symptomatic nonunions of type II fractures of the distal clavicle using modified locking T-plate and bone grafting.
, Kim HS
, Kim SJ
, Yoo JH
Anyang, Korea From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (H.-J.K., H.-S.K., S.-J.K.), College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea; and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (J.-H.Y.), Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Me
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: Type II distal clavicle fractures are generally unstable and hence prone to nonunion because of their specific biomechanical configuration. Nonunion of type II distal clavicle fractures sometimes poses a difficult problem causing pain and functional impairment of the shoulder girdle and upper limb. Therefore, operative treatment should be performed for symptomatic nonunions. However, there is very little information in the literature on nonunions of type II distal clavicle fractures to date.
PMID: 22327996 [PubMed - in process]