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A Novel Fluoroscopic View for Positioning the AO Clavicle Hook Plate Decreases Its Associated in situ Complications
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  • Journal title : Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow
  • Volume 19, Issue 1,  2016, pp.25-32
  • Publisher : Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • DOI : 10.5397/cise.2016.19.1.25
 Title & Authors
A Novel Fluoroscopic View for Positioning the AO Clavicle Hook Plate Decreases Its Associated in situ Complications
Hyun, Yoon-Suk; Kim, Gab-Lae; Choi, Sang-Min; Shin, Woo-Jin; Seo, Dong-Yeon;
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Background: The goal of this study was to evaluate whether a modified fluoroscopic technique for positioning a hook plate affected the clinical results of treating Neer type II distal clavicle fractures and Rockwood type V acromioclavicular (AC) joint separations with this device. Methods: The study was a retrospective consecutive case series with data analysis. Sixty-four patients with a Neer type II distal clavicle fracture or a Rockwood type V AC joint injury treated between March 2009 and June 2013 were divided into 2 groups: traditional fluoroscopic technique (traditional view, 31 patients) or modified fluoroscopic technique (`hook` view, 33 patients). A visual analogue scale (VAS) score, the modified University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) shoulder scale score, and radiographic osteolysis were the main outcome measures. Results: The traditional group included a significantly larger number of patients with acromial osteolysis than the hook view group: 23 patients (74.2%) vs. 11 patients (33.3%), respectively (p
Shoulder;Acromioclavicular joint;Fracture;Dislocation;Fixation;
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