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Quand faut-il opérer une fracture isolée du tiers moyen de la clavicule [When to operate an isolated midshaft clavicle fracture?]
Revue Médicale Suisse
Slightly displaced clavicular midshaft fracture is currently treated nonoperatively. There is considerable debate about whether acute displaced fractures should be treated operatively. Nonunion rate after displaced fracture has been underestimated for a long time, and malunion clinical impact often minimized. It is known that operative treatment decreases these rates. However, operating all displaced fractures may lead to overtreatment. Acute operative treatment of midshaft fractures with delayed treatment of established nonunion showed no significant difference in the outcome, but malunion surgical management is technically demanding. Consequently these fractures could be treated surgically, but operative indication should be adapted to patient expectations.
Casts, Surgical, Clavicle/injuries, Clavicle/surgery, Fracture Fixation, Internal/methods, Fractures, Bone/surgery, Fractures, Bone/therapy, Humans, Immobilization/methods, Internal Fixators, Patient Satisfaction, Prognosis, Range of Motion, Articular, Recovery of Function, Splints, Treatment Outcome
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