DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20193602

Treatment of clavicle fracture using wise lock clavicle hook plate and wise lock superior anterior clavicle plate

Soni Thakur, Shagun Sharma, Mohit Kumar, Pooja Rawat, Gaurav Luthra

Abstract


Background: Clavicle fracture is common in adults associated with high non-union rate and post-operative complications. The aim of this prospective study was to reduce the postoperative complications in clavicle fracture (Type 15-A2 and 15-B1) by using wise lock plates (manufactured by Auxein Medical Private Limited).

Methods: In this prospective study of 25 patients (11 patients had 15-A2 fracture, 14 patients had 15-B1 fracture) recruited with one year follows up period followed by physical exercises after one month of the surgery. The fractures were treated with two different plates: 3.5 mm wise lock clavicle hook plate and 3.5 mm wise lock superior anterior clavicle plate. X-ray was used to check the union, non-union. Functional outcome of the patients were assessed by the visual analogue scale (VAS) score at post-operative follow up at 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months and 1 year.

Results: Postoperative outcome was good with none of the patients showing non-union or delay in the union of fracture site. The encountered complication registered were residual pain which was mild (4 cases), and hypoesthesia (2 cases).

Conclusions: Osteosynthesis of clavicle fracture with 3.5 mm diameter locking plates attributed as superior, anterior and hook plating system showed excellent results with low rate of complications.


Keywords


Clavicle fracture, Medial end, Diaphyseal fracture, Partial articular fracture, Simple fracture, Clavicle hook plate, Locking plates

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