Journal article

Acute medial clavicle fracture in adults: a systematic review of demographics, clinical features and treatment outcomes in 220 patients

Saeed Asadollahi, Andrew Bucknill

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Medial third clavicle fractures are rare injuries, with limited information available on their characteristics or treatment results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a systematic review according to PRISMA guidelines to evaluate the demographics, clinical profile, management and treatment outcome. Electronic searches of the MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane databases were performed. RESULTS: Seventeen studies were included, consisting of 7 case series and 10 case reports. Two hundred twenty fractures were identified. Seventy-eight percent of fractures occurred in men with mean age of 48 years (16-94 years). Road traffic accident was the most common mechanism of injury (64%). Associ..

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