Clavicle Shaft Fractures in Adolescents

Scott Yang, Lindsay Andras

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Midshaft clavicle fractures in adolescents are common. Recent literature in adults fractures favors open reduction and plate fixation for significantly displaced and/or shortened midshaft clavicle fractures, although whether this applies to adolescents remains debatable. This article reviews the current literature and controversy in the management of displaced adolescent clavicle fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-58
Number of pages12
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Adolescent clavicle fractures
  • Clavicle malunion
  • Clavicle shaft fractures
  • Nonoperative clavicle fracture treatment
  • Operative clavicle fracture treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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