Functional Outcome of Clavicular Shaft Fractures Fixation by Clavicular Locking Plate in Adults

Nripen Kumar Kundu *

Department of Orthopaedics, Popular Medical College Hospital, Dhanmondi, Bangladesh.

Anwar Ahmed Miajee

Department of Orthopaedics, Popular Medical College Hospital, Dhanmondi, Bangladesh.

S. Ripon Kumar Ghosh

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Ad-din Women's Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Sathi Dastider

Department of Population Dynamics, NIPSOM, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Background and Aim: The clavicular fracture is one of the most frequent bone fractures in people. It is typically treated non-surgically. The goal of the current study was to assess the features of surgical treatment of recently displaced clavicular fractures using compression locking plates and screws.

Methods: This prospective study was conducted at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Popular Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka during November 2020 to June 2022. The study included a total of 20 patients with midline fractures of the clavicle; 14 of them were men and 06 were women, with an average age of 33.35 years. Then, plate fixation was used to treat every case. Following surgery, patients were followed up at 1.5, 3, and 6 months. Clinical and radiological evaluations were performed during the observation period.

Results: Of the 20 clavicle fracture patients, who had plate fixation, 15 patients (75%) showed excellent outcomes whereas 5 patients (25%) had good functional outcomes. The typical radiological union took 10.21 weeks to complete.

Conclusion: In terms of pain alleviation, daily activities, and range of motion, plate fixation of clavicle fractures produces better functional results.

Keywords: Functional outcome, clavicular shaft fractures, fixation, clavicular compression locking plate

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Kundu , Nripen Kumar, Anwar Ahmed Miajee, S. Ripon Kumar Ghosh, and Sathi Dastider. 2023. “Functional Outcome of Clavicular Shaft Fractures Fixation by Clavicular Locking Plate in Adults”. Asian Journal of Orthopaedic Research 6 (2):92-96.


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