Clavicle Diaphyseal multifragmentary, fragmentary segmental

MIO – Bridge plate

MIO - Bridge plate

Main indication: Shortening and displacement > 2 cm

Skill: Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
Equipment: Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

Supporting indications

  • Associated pathology of the shoulder girdle, scapula fractures or LSSS (floating shoulder)
  • Added stability needed due to repaired lesions to neurovascular structures

Advantages

  • Less stripping of soft tissues necessary, especially for the wedge fragments
  • Less pain and quick recovery of function (early return to work)
  • Minimally invasive (smaller scar)

Disadvantages

  • General surgical risk
  • Risk of compromising subclavicular neurovascular structures
  • Prominent hardware necessitating hardware removal
  • Difficult surgical technique
  • Potentially higher of lesion of the neurovascular structures

Contraindications

  • Infection
  • Metal allergy

Legend

*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

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