Clavicle malunion

Authors: Chan, K. Y., J. B. Jupiter, et al.

References: J Shoulder Elbow Surg 8(4): 287-90. 1999

The clavicle fracture that has united with deformity or shortening may have an adverse effect on normal shoulder girdle function. We report on 4 patients in whom a malunited fracture of the clavicle was believed to be a contributing factor to shoulder girdle dysfunction. In each patient, the functional status of the involved limb was improved after corrective osteotomy at the site of deformity, realignment, and plate fixation.


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