Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker

Authors: Jonas Andermahr, Michael McKee, Diane Nam

Clavicle Lateral, undisplaced fracture with CC intact, extraarticular

back to skeleton

Glossary

General considerations

All isolated 15.3-A1 fractures are treated nonoperatively.

Nonoperative treatment
Main indication Skill Equipment
All undisplaced extraarticular fractures of the lateral clavicle Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only


All these fractures are treated nonoperatively since the shaft fragment cannot displace without rupture of the C-C ligaments.

*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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