Clavicle Fractures

A new study from the USA has reported that patients with displaced clavicle (collar bone) fractures benefit clinically and financially from stabilization. They have less chronic pain, less deformity, less weakness, and better range of motion. They return to work sooner, take less pain medication, and require less physical therapy. Clinical and financial comparison of operative and nonoperative treatment of displaced clavicle fractures    P L. Althausen, S. Shannon, M. Lu, T J. O’Mara, T J. Bray.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - May 2013 (Vol. 22, Issue 5, Pages 608-611.