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International Orthopaedics

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 366–368 | Cite as

Results of the Bosworth method for unstable fractures of the distal clavicle

  • H. Yamaguchi
  • H. Arakawa
  • M. Kobayashi

Summary.

Eleven consecutive Neer’s type II unstable fractures of the distal third of the clavicle were treated by open reduction and internal fixation, using a temporary Bosworth-type screw. In all cases, fracture healing occurred within 10 weeks. Shoulder function was restored to the pre-injury level. A Bosworth-type screw fixation is a relatively easy and safe technique of open reduction and internal fixation of type II fractures of the distal third of the clavicle.

Keywords

Internal Fixation Open Reduction Fracture Healing Screw Fixation Shoulder Function 
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Résumé.

11 fractures instables du type II de Neer du tiers externe de la clavicule ont été traitées par réduction et fixation interne par vis de type Bosworth. La consolidation s’est toujours effectuée en moins de 10 semaines avec une récupération complète de la fonction de l’épaule. La fixation avec une vis temporaire de type Bosworth est une technique sûre et relativement facile dans ce type de lésion.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Yamaguchi
    • 1
  • H. Arakawa
    • 1
  • M. Kobayashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hokkaido Central Hospital for Social Health Insurance, JapanJP

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