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2019 Month : April Volume : 8 Issue : 17 Page : 1362-1367

FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF DISPLACED MIDSHAFT FRACTURE OF CLAVICLE USING LCP RECONSTRUCTION PLATE 3.5.

H. Shantikumar Singh1, O. Guneshwar Singh2, Nickson Maku3

Corresponding Author:
Dr. O. Guneshwar Singh,
Associate Professor,
Department of Orthopaedics,
J. N. Institute of Medical Sciences,
Porompat, Imphal-795005, Manipur, India.
E-mail: singhguneshwar@ymail.com

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND

Treatment of displaced mid-shaft clavicle fractures is still controversial. Biomechanical studies conducted by different authors indicate better functional outcome with surgical treatment. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the results of use of LCP reconstruction plate 3.5.

METHODS

We retrospectively analysed the functional outcome of 52 cases of displaced midshaft fractures of clavicle treated by using LCP reconstruction plate 3.5 during the period July 2012-June 2017. In the present study, functional outcomes were assessed using Constant-Murley Score and DASH Questionnaire and the cases were followed up for a mean period of 5.6 months.

RESULTS

We achieved excellent and good results in all 52 patients being evaluated. The mean Constant-Murley score was 91.76 and DASH Questionnaire was 12.40. We had 2 cases of delayed union. There was no case of deep infection, vascular or nerve lesions.

CONCLUSIONS

Currently there are many surgical procedures for treatment of displaced midshaft clavicle fractures. Our experience with LCP reconstruction plate 3.5 has given excellent outcome and on the basis of our finding, we recommend the use of LCP reconstruction plate 3.5 for such fractures.

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