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Clavicle fracture immobilization

Neydson André Solposto Marques de Souza, Paulo Santoro Belangero, Eduardo Antônio de Figueiredo, Alberto de Casto Pochini, Carlos Vicente Andreoli, Benno Ejnisman
Objective: To assess the results of the treatment of fractures of the middle third of the clavicle with a pre-contoured plate in athletes. Methods: The authors performed 26 osteosyntheseis in 25 patients with fractures of the middle third of the clavicle. The fractures were classified according to Robinson as 16 type B1 and ten type B2. The mean age was 37 years, ranging from 15 to 63 years, 20 patients were male and five were female, and all play sports in an amateur or professional manner...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Vito Pavone, Claudia DE Cristo, Gianluca Testa, Federico Canavese, Ludovico Lucenti, Giuseppe Sessa
BACKGROUND: Non-operative treatment with immobilization is the gold-standard for paediatric clavicular fractures. Purpose of this study is to evaluate functional outcomes and efficacy of non-operative treatment of clavicular fractures in a succession of 131 children. METHODS: Between 2006 and 2012, we treated non-surgically 131 children for a clavicular fracture. All fractures have been classified according to Robinson classification. Clavicle shortening, range of movements and muscular strength through the Medical Research Council (MRC) scale were evaluated...
April 12, 2018: Minerva Pediatrica
Adilson Sanches de Oliveira, Bruno Braga Roberto, Mario Lenza, Guilherme Figueiredo Pintan, Benno Ejnisman, Breno Schor, Eduardo da Frota Carrera, Joel Murachovsky
OBJECTIVE: To determine the current clinical practice in Latin America for treating midshaft clavicle fractures, including surgical and non-surgical approaches. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using a descriptive questionnaire. Shoulder and elbow surgeons from the Brazilian Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and from the Latin American Society of Shoulder and Elbow were contacted and asked to complete a short questionnaire (SurveyMonkey®) on the management of midshaft fractures of the clavicle...
July 2017: Einstein
A Lädermann, S Abrassart, P J Denard, J Tirefort, A Nowak, A J Schwitzguebel
BACKGROUND: Good outcomes have been reported after surgical treatment for acute or nonunion of displaced midshaft clavicle fractures. However, the postoperative rehabilitation and timeline for a complete functional recovery are poorly documented. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the efficacy of an immediate motion protocol following plate fixation of a midshaft clavicle fracture and to compare functional recovery between acute and nonunion cases. METHODS: Between October 2011 and July 2015, all patients above the age of 18, having either an acute or a nonunion of the midshaft clavicle fracture, were considered as potentially eligible for inclusion in this prospective case-control study...
October 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
M Ropars, H Thomazeau, D Huten
Management of clavicle fracture has progressed over the last decade, notably with wider use of surgery in midshaft fracture, and new techniques for lateral fracture. Midshaft clavicle fracture treatment needs to be personalized and adapted to the patient's activity level. Whichever the segment involved, treatment for non-displaced fracture is functional; elbow-to-body sling immobilization seems the best tolerated. Apart from regular surgical indications (shoulder impaction, floating shoulder, open fracture or fracture with neurovascular complications), surgery is recommended in case of bone shortening exceeding 1...
February 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Najla Feriani, Hassen Ben Ghezala, Salah Snouda
Patients with isolated clavicle fractures are frequent in the emergency department. However, unusual clavicle fractures complications, such as pneumothorax, are rare. Previous reports indicated that all pneumothorax cases were treated via performing thoracostomy. Conservatively, the treatment of the clavicle fracture, like in our case, was successful. Despite the fact that isolated clavicle fractures rarely cause complications and generally heal with immobilization, serious complications may occur requiring urgent treatment...
2016: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Balaji Douraiswami, Dilip Kumar Naidu, Sriram Thanigai, Vijay Anand, R Dhanapal
INTRODUCTION: Displaced middle third clavicle fractures were treated conservatively with figure of '8' harness in the past. Current management trend in treating displaced clavicle fractures with internal fixation provide rigid immobilization and pain relief avoiding non-union, shortening and deformity. This study prospectively evaluates the functional outcome of 25 patients with clavicle fractures treated surgically. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 25 patients with displaced mid third clavicle fractures were included in the study...
December 2013: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
T David Luo, Ali Ashraf, A Noelle Larson, Anthony A Stans, William J Shaughnessy, Amy L McIntosh
This study evaluated the complications associated with the treatment of clavicle fractures in adolescents. All cases of clavicle fractures were identified during an 8-year period between January 2005 and January 2013. During the study period, 153 clavicle fractures occurred in patients between the ages of 14 and 17 years who were treated at the authors' center. Medical records and radiographs were reviewed to determine injury mechanism, fracture pattern, treatment, and complications. Injury severity was assessed as high, medium, and low...
April 2015: Orthopedics
Eric Koelink, Kathy Boutis
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that minor paediatric fractures can be followed by primary care paediatricians (PCPs). OBJECTIVES: To determine PCP opinions, knowledge and perceived barriers to managing minor paediatric fractures in the office. METHODS: An online survey was sent between June and September 2013 to all paediatricians who subscribed to the American Academy of Pediatrics PROS-Net Listerv and to those who were registered with the Scott's Canadian Medical Directory as paediatricians who treated children in a primary care capacity...
October 2014: Paediatrics & Child Health
Mário Lenza, João Carlos Belloti, Régis B Andriolo, Flávio Faloppa
BACKGROUND: Clavicle (collarbone) fractures account for around 4% of all fractures; treatment of these fractures is usually non-surgical (conservative). Commonly used treatments are arm slings, strapping, figure-of-eight bandages and splints.This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2009. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of different methods for conservative (non-operative) treatment for acute (treated soon after injury) middle third clavicle fractures in adolescents and adults...
May 30, 2014: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Michele M Walters, Peter W Forbes, Carlo Buonomo, Paul K Kleinman
BACKGROUND: Dating fractures is critical in cases of suspected infant abuse. There are little scientific data to guide radiologists, and dating is generally based on personal experience and conventional wisdom. OBJECTIVE: Since birth-related clavicular fractures are not immobilized and their age is known, we propose that an assessment of these injuries may serve as a guide for dating inflicted fractures in young infants, acknowledging that patterns observed in the clavicle may not be entirely generalizable to other bones injured in the setting of abuse...
October 2014: Pediatric Radiology
Frances Tepolt, Patrick M Carry, Patricia C Heyn, Nancy H Miller
BACKGROUND: Sternoclavicular dislocations are relatively infrequent and are generally divided into anterior and posterior disruptions, the former being the most common. While posterior sternoclavicular joint (PSCJ) injuries are very rare, they may be associated with life-threatening complications. The ideal management of these injuries, particularly in the adolescent population, has not been well described. PURPOSE: Through a meta-analysis of PSCJ injuries in the adolescent, we aimed to (1) describe the epidemiology of PSCJ injuries in relation to the mechanism of injury, associated complications, and treatment preferences; (2) compare the success of closed reduction when attempted <48 versus >48 hours after the initial injury; and (3) compare the outcomes of closed versus open treatment...
October 2014: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Joshua D Harris, James C Latshaw
Operative treatment of displaced clavicle fractures has demonstrated lower rates of nonunion and symptomatic malunion, improved functional outcomes, and earlier return to activities versus nonoperative treatment. Surgical treatment may offer a reduction in the relative risk of nonunion and symptomatic malunion and an earlier return to work or sport. To present an easy and safe method of acquiring orthogonal views of the clavicle without any manipulation of the patient's upper extremity. Academic medical center and private clinic in the Midwestern United States; retrospective patient cohort...
October 2012: International Journal of Shoulder Surgery
Ashok Kumar, Himanshu Gupta, Chandra-Shekhar Yadav, Shah-Alam Khan, Shishir Rastogi
OBJECTIVE: To present our experience in treatment of difficult ununited long bone fractures with locking plate. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of locking plate fixation in 10 difficult nonunions of long bone fractures was done. Fixation was done with locking plate for femoral shaft fracture (3 patients), supracondylar fracture of femur (gap nonunion), fracture of clavicle, fracture of both forearm bones (radius and ulna) fracture of ulna, fracture of shaft of humerus, fracture of tibial diaphysis and supracondylar fracture of humerus (one patient each)...
2013: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
Vrisha Madhuri, Sangeet Gangadharan, Sridhar Gibikote
This article reports a type II Salter and Harris injury at either ends of the clavicle in a 13-year-old child with postero-inferior displacement at the lateral and antero-superior displacement at the medial end of the clavicle shaft. He was treated in a shoulder immobilizer. The mechanism of injury is postulated as pivoting of the clavicle on the first rib with shearing at either ends leading to a bipolar injury. The brachial plexus and subclavian vessels are at a risk of damage at the pivot as they lie in close vicinity to the first rib...
September 2012: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
Kaisa J Virtanen, Ville Remes, Jarkko Pajarinen, Vesa Savolainen, Jan-Magnus Björkenheim, Mika Paavola
BACKGROUND: Few randomized controlled trials have compared operative with nonoperative treatment of clavicular fractures. METHODS: Patients with displaced midshaft clavicular fractures were randomized either to nonoperative treatment with a sling or to operative treatment with a stainless steel 3.5-mm reconstruction plate. Outcome measures were the Constant shoulder score, DASH (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand) score, pain, fracture-healing, and complications...
September 5, 2012: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Katsumi Takase, Ryohei Kono, Kengo Yamamoto
The distal clavicle fractures are divided into three types according to Neer's classification. Types 1 and 3 fractures are treated with a sling to immobilize the upper extremity. However, the treatment of type 2 fractures is controversial. We paid attention to the anatomic basis of type 2 fractures that the disruptions of the conoid ligament lead to the distraction between the two bony fragments. In this study, we describe the arthroscopic procedure to reconstruct the disrupted ligament and stabilize the fracture as a minimally invasive method...
March 2012: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Matthew J Koch, Lawrence Wells
Posterior sternoclavicular fracture displacement can present as a posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocation and is rare in the pediatric population. This article provides an algorithm for evaluation and management.A 14-year-old boy with a previously undiagnosed posterior sternoclavicular displacement presented with persistent 7/10 shoulder pain extending into his neck after undergoing nonoperative treatment for an unconfirmed diagnosis at another emergency department. Plain radiographs revealed a displacement of the right medial clavicle, and the position of the clavicular head indicated advanced imaging...
January 2012: Orthopedics
H-J Andress
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October 27, 2011: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
Olivier A van der Meijden, Trevor R Gaskill, Peter J Millett
Clavicle fractures are common in adults and children. Most commonly, these fractures occur within the middle third of the clavicle and exhibit some degree of displacement. Whereas many midshaft clavicle fractures can be treated nonsurgically, recent evidence suggests that more severe fracture types exhibit higher rates of symptomatic nonunion or malunion. Although the indications for surgical fixation of midshaft clavicle fractures remain controversial, they appear to be broadening. Most fractures of the medial or lateral end of the clavicle can be treated nonsurgically if fracture fragments remain stable...
March 2012: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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