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Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow 2013;16(2):123-129.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 2013.
Surgical Treatment of Unstable Distal Clavicle Fractures: Comparison of Transacromial Pin Fixation and Hook Plate Fixation
Young Sung Kim, Ho Min Lee, Han Gil Jang
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dongguk University Gyeongju Hospital, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Gyeongju, Korea.
불안정 원위 쇄골 골절의 수술적 치료: 경견봉 강선 고정술과 갈고리형 금속판 고정술의 비교
동국대학교 의과대학 경주병원 정형외과학교실
The purpose of this study is to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes of two surgical treatments, transacromial pin fixation and hook plate fixation, for unstable distal clavicle fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty four patients with Neer type II distal clavicle fractures who underwent surgery with transacromial pin fixation (Group I: 12 patients) and hook plate fixation (Group II: 12 patients) were included. Reduction and union were evaluated using plain radiographs. Functional evaluation was performed according to UCLA score and Constant-Murley score at last follow-up.
All 24 cases showed bone union. Complete union took an average of 10 weeks for group I and 11.7 weeks for group II. Average UCLA score was 33 (group I) and 32.8 (group II). Average Constant score was 88.5 (group I) and 88.8 (group II). No significant difference for each variable was observed between the two groups.
For the surgical treatment of Neer type II distal clavicle fractures, transacromial pin fixation and hook plate fixation are both useful methods.
Key Words: Distal clavicle fracture; Transacromial pin fixation; Hook plate fixation


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