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Current Issue - November 2013, Volume 7, Issue No. 3

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Functional Outcome of Midclavicular Fracture Fixation Utilising a Reconstruction Plate


Background: Clavicular fractures are common injuries. The aim of this study is to present results of surgical treatment of midclavicular fracture managed with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) with superior reconstruction plating. This study involved 34 patients, with mean age of 31 years, with completely displaced midclavicular fractures, 28 on the right and 6 on the left, stabilized by contoured plate. One patient developed an early wound infection, which was successfully managed by surgical debridement. The average time of union was 14 weeks, with one case of nonunion. The average constant score was 95.33 with SD 3.4 in one year follow up. Plate fixation of completely displaced midshaft clavicular fracture provides stable fixation and improves the functional outcome.

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The Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that is published three times a year in both print and electronic online version. The purpose of this journal is to publish original research studies, evaluation of current practices and case reports in various subspecialties of orthopaedics and traumatology, as well as associated fields like basic science, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation medicine and nursing.

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