clavicle ( collarbone) fractures

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    posted 3/6/11 in Clavicle ( Collarbone) Fractures

    Historically, clavicle (collarbone) fractures have been treated nonoperatively, in a sling or figure of eight splint. However, a landmark study by the Canadian Orthopaedic Society, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in January 2007 has provided compelling data to support operative treatment for displaced fractures.When displaced mid-shaft...