Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
For patients with a displaced mid- shaft clavicle fracture^ should we routinely offer surgery instead of conservative management?
Bottom Line:
High quality evidence demonstrates no significant long- term differences in patient oriented outcomes (pain^ function^ return to previous activities^ or patient satisfaction) with surgery (plate) compared to conservative management. Approximately 20-38% of surgery patients require a second operation for plate removal.

Publication Date: 2018-5-22
Last Updated on PCR: 2018-05-22 11:04:56