Treatment Of Displaced Mid-Third Clavicle Fractures With Precontoured Locking Compression Plate-A Prospective Study

Research Article
Raghu Kumar J and Gutta Sri Harsha
Clavicle fracture, Precontoured Locking Compression Plate, Union, Constant Score.

Background: Clavicle fractures had been traditionally treated non operatively which resulted in high rates of non union. The present study has been undertaken to study the role of precontoured locking compression plate in the fixation of mid-third clavicle fractures. Methods: We reviewed the results of 20 cases of displaced middle third clavicle fractures (Robinson type 2B) which were treated with open reduction and internal fixation with pre-contoured locking compression plate at JJM Medical College. Results: Out of 20 patients operated with Precontoured LCP, 12 were male and 8 were female patients. None of the patients developed superficial or deep wound infection. One patient had developed stiffness of the shoulder, One patient had implant prominence, one patient had delayed union and one patient had implant failure, none of them developed non union. Constant score was excellent in 16, Good in 3 and Fair in 1 patients. Conclusions: Precontoured locking compression plate fixation has better functional outcome, results in early return to function and avoids complications of conservative methods