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Clavicle fractures are one of most common fractures in young athletes.
This injury can be painful until bony healing can occur. Many injuries can
be treated without surgery, but surgical repair may be required for fractures with significant displacement or associated injuries.
CLOSE TO HALF OF CLAVICLE FRACTURES OCCUR DURING ATHLETIC ACTIVITY
Epidemiologic review using national database shows that the highest incidence of clavicle fractures occurs in 10-19 year olds, with 45% of fractures occurring from a sporting activity.
EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CLAVICLE FRACTURES IN MILITARY
This study was first large-scale analysis of the incidence and risk factors for clavicle fractures in a young, active population. Clavicle fractures were found at a higher rate than previous reports.
ORIF OF CLAVICLE FRACTURE RESULTS IN GOOD FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME IN MOST MILITARY PATIENTS
This study is a nested cross-sectional analysis of a multicenter randomized controlled trial of ORIF technique for displaced clavicle fractures in an active duty military population. The early outcomes suggest reliable return to duty for most patients, with 25% having some limitations at 1 year follow-up.
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Rotator Cuff Tear
SLAP Lesion/Biceps Tendinopathy
Acromioclavicular (A-C) Sprain/
Pectoralis Major Tendon Tear
Snapping Scapula Syndrome
Dr. Brett D. Owens
100 Butler Drive
Providence, RI 02906
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