Biplanar osteosynthesis for severely displaced proximal-third clavicle fracture

Daniela Gutiérrez Zúñiga, Luisa Fernanda García, Jaime Andrés Leal

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Case: We present the case of a 41-year-old man with a displaced extra-articular proximal-third clavicle fracture managed with open reduction and double-plate internal fixation. Twelve months after the procedure, the patient had recovered full range of motion and returned to work. Conclusions: Proximal-third clavicle fractures are infrequent injuries and are usually treated conservatively. They are associated with thoracic injuries or high-energy dorsal or cervical spinal trauma. In the case of displaced fractures and small medial fragments, orthopaedic management may have unsatisfactory results, creating symptomatic nonunions and functional limitation, we propose a biplanar osteosynthesis, which could be an effective treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20.00584
JournalJBJS Case Connector
Issue number2
StatePublished - 15 Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Clavicle fracture
  • Osteosynthesis
  • Proximal third


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