Treatment of the Clavicular Shaft Fractures with K-wires

Ho Choi, Hoon Kim, Neungcheol Shin, Dongsoo Han
2001 Journal of the Korean Fracture Society  
Purpose : We report the results of treatment of the clavicular shaft fractures with Kwires. Materials and Methods : We treated 25 cases of clavicular shaft fractures with Kwires from June, 1998 to March, 2000 and analyzed the union period, functional results and complications. R e s u l t s : Clinical union period was 3.2 weeks, radiologic union period was 8.3 weeks. The functional results were excellent or good in 21 cases(84 %) and there was no delayed or nonunion. C o n c l u s i o n : In
more » ... l u s i o n : In the treatment of the clavicular shaft fractures, intramedullary fixation with K-wires is thought to be simple and effective method. Abstract Address reprint requests to
doi:10.12671/jksf.2001.14.3.450 fatcat:h6wi2bdt5jhbxaatzgminajjde