Clavicle Fracture Fixation Overview
Historically, most collarbone fractures have been treated without surgery and have simply been allowed to heal. New studies, however, have shown that in many instances patients do better with surgical broken collarbone treatment. Specially-designed plates and pins are now available to fix collar bone fractures properly so that the bone heals in its original position. In such instances, clavicle fracture fixation surgery will provide a more predictable outcome in terms of shoulder motion and strength.
For additional details on broken collarbone treatment, or to determine if you are a candidate for clavicle fracture fixation, please contact the orthopedic office of Dr. Peter Millett.