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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-51

Management of clavicular non-union with plate fixation and bone grafting

Department of Orthopedics, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India

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Mazharuddin A Khan
Department of Orthopedics, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-9596.117118

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Symptomatic clavicular non-union is a rare clinical condition which causes pain and functional disability, if not managed on time. We report the long-term consequences in a 25 year old young male patient with established atrophic and aseptic non-union of the middle third of the clavicle. Patient was treated by open reduction and internal fixation with Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (AO) Dynamic Compression Plate and autologous cancellous bone grafting harvested from the iliac crest. There was no operative or post-operative complications and the patient returned to the previous level of activities. We conclude that plate fixation with bone grafting is a reliable and safe method for the management of symptomatic non-united fractures of the middle third of the clavicle.

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