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Arthroscopically assisted percutaneous fixation of displaced midclavicular fracture using a Knowles pin

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Clavicle fractures are common traumatic injuries of the shoulder girdle, with surgery being the recommended treatment for some displaced midshaft fractures. Open surgery is widely used; however, the primary concerns of this procedure include cosmetic problems and incisional complications, such as wound dehiscence, infection, numbness, and sensitivity. A new arthroscopically assisted technique was developed, in which the Knowles pin was used for percutaneous fixation to treat the displaced midclavicular fracture. This technique is an attractive alternative treatment option for midclavicular fractures.

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The authors are grateful to Michael Leon Su from New York Medical College and Stephanie Kuo from Johns Hopkins University Department of Biology for their assistance with editing this manuscript.

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Correspondence to Wei-Ren Su.

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Lin, C., Jou, I., Huang, M. et al. Arthroscopically assisted percutaneous fixation of displaced midclavicular fracture using a Knowles pin. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 22, 431–434 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-012-2302-1

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Keywords

  • Midclavicular fracture
  • Arthroscopy
  • Knowles pin