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Journal of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society 1998;1(1):66-71.
Published online March 30, 1998.
Treatment for the Rockwood type Ⅱ Fractures of Lateral End of Clavicle
Chang Wug Oh, Hee Soo Kyung, Gun Wook Park
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University
쇄골 외측단 Rockwood 제2형 골절의 치료
오창욱, 경희수, 박건욱
경북대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실
The fractures of lateral end of clavicle can be treated by conservative or operative treatment, but many authors report the higher rate of non-union with conservative treatment and that the operative treatment is more effective for the type II fractures. The authors reviewed and analysed 15 cases of lateral end fracture of clavicle which had been treated at Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital from 1991 to 1996. The results were as follows; 1. Among the 15 patients, male was 6,female 9 and the average age was 46.2 years ranged from 21 to 72 years. 2. According to the classification by Rockwood, type II a was 8 cases and II b was 7 cases. 3. We treated operatively 12 cases, 9 cases with tension band wiring and 3 cases with intramedul-Iary K-wire fixation. And we treated conservatively 3 cases with Velpeau cast, but I case of nonunion was treated with tension band wiring. 4. The average follow-up was 3.2 years ranged from 2.1 to 4.7 years. 5. The functional results were evaluated with Weitzman's classification. 6. In the operatively treated cases, there were 4 cases(30.7%) in excellent, 7 cases(53.8%) in good and 2 cases(15.3%) in fair result. But, in the conservatively treated cases, there were 2 cases in good and I case in poor result, and the poor case did not united and had open reduction and internal fixation. 7. In conclusion, the operative treatment revealed good functional results in most cases (10/12) and early open reduction and internal fixation was better method than conservative treatment.
Key Words: Clavicle; Lateral end fractures; OR/IF


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