Functional outcome of displaced midshaft clavicle fractures treated with intramedullary titanium elastic nail system: A Prospective study

Sasi Kumar, S (2016) Functional outcome of displaced midshaft clavicle fractures treated with intramedullary titanium elastic nail system: A Prospective study. Masters thesis, Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai.

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Abstract

Clavicle fractures are common injuries in young and active individuals they account for approximately 2.6% of all fractures. The most common site of fracture in the clavicle occurs at the middle third and which accounts for almost 80% of all clavicle fractures. There is increasing trend towards surgical fixation of clavicle by open reduction and internal fixation with various fixation devices. In this study, we analyse the functional outcome of displaced midshaft clavicle fracture by intramedullary titanium elastic nail system. This prospective study involved 20 patients with AO 15 B1 and B 2 clavicle fractures with more than 2 cm displacement and all patients were operated by ESIN (Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nail System). All patients were subjected to standard post operative protocol and followed up for a period of mimimum one year. They were objectively assessed by clinicoradiological methods and subjectively using Constant score technique. The overall results showed 90% excellent and 10% good results.This study proves, intramedullary fixation of displaced midshaft clavicle fracture is a safe minimally invasive technique and provides better results in terms of faster union, earlier rehabilitation, lesser morbidity and easier implant removal.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clavicle fractures ; Midshaft fractures ; Elastic stable intramedullary nail system ; Constant score technique.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2017 19:36
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 02:33
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/3198

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