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Clavicle fractures

Clavicle fractures are one of the most common fractures seen in outpatient department they occur due to fall on outstretch hands and accidental injuries. Most of the times clavicle fractures are treated conservatively which are stable in nature. The surgical treatment is indicated in patients with tenting of skin over the fracture site, open fractures, nonunion or malunion and if NVD is present. Patients who are treated conservatively will require 3 weeks of immobilization followed by some physiotherapy to strengthen shoulder girdle. The surgical treatment is in the form of plate fixation and immediate mobilization of the shoulder joint and sling required to acquire faster healing.

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