Results of Treatment of Displaced Midshaft Clavicle Fractures in Adults by Open Reduction And Internal Fixation - A Case Series
IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences
Open reduction and internal fixation is a standard modality of treatment in widely displaced midshaft fractures of clavicle in adults. We report the result of a prospective study of thirty two patients, who were treated by open reduction and internal fixation. Methodology: In a prospective study, 32 cases of displaced fractures in adults were treated with open reduction and internal fixation. The age group of the patients were above 16 years. Cases were followed up for an average of eight
... rage of eight months post operatively. Results: Assessed as per CONSTANT score for functional results at the end of 6-8 months of follow up. Excellent result was seen in around 86.03 % patients and good results seen in 13.97 % patients. Conclusion: Open reduction and internal fixation is a standard method for the management of displaced midshaft clavicle fractures in adults. It not only obviates many of the complications of non-operative treatment but also gives better functional results.