Operative treatment of neer type-II distal clavicular fractures: An overview of contemporary techniques

Erik Hohmann, Kevin Tetsworth, Vaida Glatt

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»Deforming forces make it difficult to reduce and maintain reduction of Neer type-II distal clavicular fractures.»Contemporary surgical techniques are associated with high rates of union and good and excellent outcomes.»Plate fixation of distal clavicular fractures does not address horizontal and vertical instability.»Hook-plate fixation has the highest complication rate.»Augmentation of the coracoclavicular ligament is recommended to neutralize the opposing forces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere5
JournalJBJS Reviews
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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