Displaced Clavicle Fractures in Adolescents: Facts, Controversies, and Current Trends
Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 08/02/2012
Pandya NK et al. – Adolescents often have high functional demands, and their remodeling potential is limited. Knowledge of bone biology and the effects of shortening, angulation, and rotation on shoulder girdle mechanics is critical in decision making in order to increase the likelihood of optimal results at skeletal maturity. Selection of fixation is dependent on many factors, including fracture type, patient age, skeletal maturity, and surgeon comfort.