CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo) 2020; 55(01): 100-105
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1697013
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Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia. Published by Thieme Revinter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Clinical Evaluation of the Surgical Treatment of Midshaft Clavicle Fractures at a Hospital in the South of Santa Catarina[*]

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1  Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (Unisul), Tubarão, SC, Brasil
,
Paola S.G. Bonavides
1  Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (Unisul), Tubarão, SC, Brasil
,
Aloir N. Oliveira Júnior
1  Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (Unisul), Tubarão, SC, Brasil
,
Helena C.G. Silva
1  Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina (Unisul), Tubarão, SC, Brasil
2  Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Tubarão, SC, Brasil
,
Martins Back Neto
2  Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Tubarão, SC, Brasil
,
Willian N. Stipp
2  Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Tubarão, SC, Brasil
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Publication History

27 March 2018

08 August 2018

Publication Date:
23 September 2019 (online)

Abstract

Objective To evaluate the results of the surgical treatment of fractures of the middle third of the clavicle.

Methods A retrospective cross-sectional study, in which 36 patients who suffered fractures of the middle third of the clavicle and who were surgically treated from January 2012 to February 2017 were evaluated. They were evaluated for types of fracture, age, smoking, osteosynthesis material, and Constant-Murley and Modified-University of California at Los Angeles Shoulder Rating Scale (UCLA-M) scores.

Results The mean Constant-Murley and UCLA-M scores were 91.59 and 31.29 respectively. The mean age was 37.62 years, and it was statistically related to the type of osteosynthesis (p < 0.05), but the osteosynthesis material did not show significance with the improvement in the rates of the functional scores.

Conclusion The surgical treatment provides good functional results after diaphyseal fractures of the clavicle, regardless of the line of the fracture, with a low rate of pseudarthrosis.

* Study developed at the Orthopedics and Traumatology Outpatient Clinic, Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Tubarão, Santa Catarina, Brazil.