Atrophic nonunion of the clavicle. Treatment by compression plate, lag-screw fixation and bone graft

Martin I. Boyer, Terry S. Axelrod

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

38 Scopus citations

Abstract

We describe a new surgical treatment of atrophic nonunion of the clavicle. The nonunion is excised by cuts at 45°to the long axis and repair uses 3.5 mm pelvic reconstruction or dynamic compression plates, with a lag screw to provide interfragmentary compression. The site is grafted with cancellous bone. We have been successful in all seven patients, with early return to normal function. The consequent narrowing of the shoulder girdle is fully acceptable for appearance and function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-303
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Volume79
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Atrophic nonunion of the clavicle. Treatment by compression plate, lag-screw fixation and bone graft'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this