DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20201724

Burden of isolated clavicle fractures at tertiary care healthcare centre: a look into registry

Sruti Sharma, Vishal Kumar, Raman Sharma, Sameer Aggarwal

Abstract


Background: Clavicle is one of the common bones to undergo fractures with incidence rate higher in second to third decade of one’s life as well as in elderly age. Management of these clavicle fractures have always been a subject of debate, where literature have been advocating both non-operative as well as operative methods.

Methods: The present study was conceived to know the burden of these isolated clavicle fracture cases reporting to tertiary level healthcare institute of North India and to study about their management pattern.

Results: During the five years study duration (2014-2018), a total of 38 patients had reported to the trauma centre of the institute. Out of total, males had more preponderance 77% (29) and incidences were reported more in younger population. All patients were managed well by opting conservative measures, besides deformity had been reported in 2 (5.26%) patients. 3 (7.9%) patients had reported with complaints of pain, weakness while doing work, fatigue and pain when lying on the affected shoulder None of the patient was managed by open reduction and fixation.

Conclusions: The present study concludes that the number of patients having isolated clavicle fracture are not contributing to any sort of burden at tertiary level institutes and are not even time consuming.


Keywords


Clavicle, Isolated, Fracture, Management

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