Clavicle Diaphyseal wedge, intact bending wedge

Nonoperative treatment

Nonoperative treatment

Main indication: Shortening and displacement < 2 cm

Skill: Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Equipment: Basic equipment only

Supporting indications

  • Situations where larger interventions are contraindicated

Advantages

  • No surgery

Disadvantages

  • Immobilization up to 6 weeks
  • Yield more incidences of nonunion or shortening

Contraindications

  • Open fracture
  • Neurovascular injury
  • Risk of skin penetration by bone

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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