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The natural course of lateral clavicle fracture. 15 (11-21) year follow-up of 110 cases

Nordqvist, Anders LU ; Petersson, Claes and Redlund-Johnell, Inga LU (1993) In Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica 64(1). p.87-91
Abstract
110 patients with non-operated on fracture of the lateral end of the clavicle were reviewed on an average 15 years after the injury. There were 73 undislocated Neer Type I fractures, 23 dislocated Type II fractures and 14 intraarticular Type III fractures. The patients' age at trauma was 36 (2-71) years. At follow-up 95 shoulders were asymptomatic. 15 shoulders had moderate pain and dysfunction and were rated fair; no patient had severe, residual shoulder disability. There were 10 nonunions, 8 of these asymptomatic. We conclude that fracture of the lateral end of the clavicle does not require operation.
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Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica
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64
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87 - 91
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0001-6470
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10.3109/17453679308994539
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English
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  abstract     = {110 patients with non-operated on fracture of the lateral end of the clavicle were reviewed on an average 15 years after the injury. There were 73 undislocated Neer Type I fractures, 23 dislocated Type II fractures and 14 intraarticular Type III fractures. The patients' age at trauma was 36 (2-71) years. At follow-up 95 shoulders were asymptomatic. 15 shoulders had moderate pain and dysfunction and were rated fair; no patient had severe, residual shoulder disability. There were 10 nonunions, 8 of these asymptomatic. We conclude that fracture of the lateral end of the clavicle does not require operation.},
  author       = {Nordqvist, Anders and Petersson, Claes and Redlund-Johnell, Inga},
  issn         = {0001-6470},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {87--91},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  title        = {The natural course of lateral clavicle fracture. 15 (11-21) year follow-up of 110 cases},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17453679308994539},
  volume       = {64},
  year         = {1993},
}