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《Orthopaedics》 2012-01
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Application of Elastic Intramedullary Nails in Treating Clavicle Fractures

Geriletu,LI Ming,WANG Jian,et al.Department of Orthopedics,the People's Hospital of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region,Hohhot 010010,China  
Objective To investigate the clinical effectiveness of elastic intramedullary nails in treating clavicle fractures.Methods The approaches of minimally invasive surgery,X-ray-aided occlusive reduction and internal fixation with elastic intramedullary nails were employed in treating 11 patients with Allman I clavicle thrypsis in the People's Hospital of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.Results The average follow-up period was 8 months(range 5 months to 16 months).All 11 cases got bony union without pains and the physical functions satisfactorily restored as well.Conclusion Intramedullary fixation is so far the best option in biomechanics.The head of the elastic intramedullary nail,resembling the head of a hockey stick,can meet the requirements for X-ray-aided occlusive reduction,having the advantages of minimal invasion and shorter operating time.Meanwhile,the elastic intramedullary fixation can fit the "S" shape of the clavicle,with the advantages of secure fixation,less peeling of periostea,and more rapid healing.In conclusion,the application of elastic intramedullary nails is a better approach to treat clavicle fracture.
【CateGory Index】: R687.3
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