Disability & implant irritation with intramedullary nail vs. plate for midshaft clavicle fractures
High Irritation and Removal Rates After Plate or Nail Fixation in Patients With Displaced Midshaft Clavicle FracturesClin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Feb;475(2):532-539
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120 patients with a displaced midshaft clavicle fracture were randomized to fixation with either an intramedullary nail or a plate. Patients were assessed for disability, incidence of implant-related irritation, and incidence of removal due to implant-related irritation. Results on the Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH) score demonstrated no significant difference betwee...
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