Nonunion of Fracture Clavicle; treatment by Compression Plate and Bone Graft

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Muhammad Shabbir
Zaffar Durrani

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To evaluate the results of surgical treatment of nonunion fracture clavicle by compression plate and bone graft. This study was conducted in the department of Orthopaedic KTH, Peshawar from December 2001 to December 2003. Fifteen cases of non union of the clavicle fracture after conservative treatment were included in the study. Non union of clavicle resulting from other mode of treatment like primary open reduction and internal fixation were excluded. The non unio was excised and fixed with 3.5mm dynamic compression plate. the site was grafted with cancellous bone graft. We have found this method a useful treatemnt for the non unio of clavicle after conservative treatment has failed. The technique is simple and does not require any special instrument. it facilitates an early return to normal activities of shoulder girdle and gives a quick recovery from non union. 

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Shabbir M, Durrani Z. Nonunion of Fracture Clavicle; treatment by Compression Plate and Bone Graft. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Oct. 5 [cited 2022 Dec. 9];18(3). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/914
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