Outcome after surgical treatment of symptomatic delayed unions and nonunions of midshaft clavicle fractures

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Outcome after surgical treatment of symptomatic delayed unions and nonunions of midshaft clavicle fractures
Titre de la conférence
Annual meeting of the Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Auteur(s)
Laudato P., Djahangiri A., Farron A.
Adresse
St. Gallen - Switzerland, 30 June - 2 July 2010
ISBN
1424-7860
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
140
Série
Swiss Medical Weekly
Pages
15S
Langue
anglais
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Résumé
Introduction: Nonoperative treatment of displaced midshaft clavicle fractures is associated with higher nonunion rate than previously reported. Moreover, its occurrence can compromise shoulder function. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of surgical treatment of symptomatic clavicle midshaft delayed and nonunion.
Methods: Between 1999 and 2008, 19 clavicle delayed unions and nonunions were treated by open reduction and reconstructive plate fixation with augmentation by autologous bone graft. Iliac bone graft was used in 15 atrophic cases, and graft from the callus was used in 4 hypertrophic nonunions. There were 14 men and 5 women, with an average age of 41 years (range, 19 to 59 years) at time of surgery. No patient had undergone a previous surgery and all complained of shoulder pain. Delayed unions and nonunions were defined as non-healing after 3 and 6 months respectively. The mean time to surgery was 8 months (range, 4 to 23 months). All patients were pre and postoperatively clinically evaluated and imaged with standard radiographs until complete healing.
Results: After a mean time of 3 months (range, 2 to 7 months) all fractures were completely healed. All patients reported full range of motion at time of last follow-up. Nine patients (47%) reported slight shoulder pain but all returned to their previous professional activities after a mean time of 3 months (range, 1 to 8 months). We reported 12 (63%) minor complications. There were 6 (32%) plate-related discomforts which resolved after hardware removal, two (11%) scar numbness, two (11%) adhesive capsulitis with spontaneous complete recovery, and two (11%) AC-joint pain treated successfully with local corticosteroids injection.
Conclusion: Surgical treatment of delayed unions and nonunions of midshaft clavicle fractures yields satisfactory results and a high union rate. However, 50% of the patients may still complain of slight residual shoulder pain.
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