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Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 134, Issue 11, pp 1551–1555 | Cite as

Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis using 3D Printing for shaft fractures of clavicles: technical note

  • Ho-Seung Jeong
  • Kyoung-Jin Park
  • Kyung-Min Kil
  • Suri Chong
  • Hyeon-Jun Eun
  • Tae-Soo Lee
  • Jeong-Pyo Lee
Trauma Surgery

Abstract

This article describes a minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis technique for midshaft fractures of clavicles using intramedullary indirect reduction and prebent plates with 3D printing models. This technique allows for easy reduction of fractures with accurate prebent plates and minimal soft tissue injury around the fracture site.

Keywords

Clavicle fracture Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis 3D printing 

Notes

Acknowledgement

My thanks and appreciations also go to my colleague in developing the project and people who have willingly helped me out with their abilities.

Conflict of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ho-Seung Jeong
    • 1
  • Kyoung-Jin Park
    • 1
  • Kyung-Min Kil
    • 1
  • Suri Chong
    • 1
  • Hyeon-Jun Eun
    • 1
  • Tae-Soo Lee
    • 2
  • Jeong-Pyo Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of MedicineChungbuk National UniversityCheongjuKorea
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of MedicineChungbuk National UniversityCheongjuKorea

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