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1: Reduction and fixation of clavicle

Introduction

In general, the clavicular shaft fracture is repaired initially, followed by reassessment of the alignment of the shoulder girdle in general and the glenoid neck fracture in particular.

Occasionally, re-establishing clavicular length and alignment may result in significant improvement in scapular and/or glenoid position such that further intervention is unnecessary. However, usually minimal change is seen and glenoid neck fixation is required.