The Clavicular Hook Plate: Consequences in Three Cases

Chandrasenan, Jeevan; Badhe, Sachin; Cresswell, Timothy; de Beer, Joe
October 2007
European Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery;Oct2007, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p557
Academic Journal
The small fragment AO clavicular hook plate is indicated for certain fractures of the lateral end of clavicle and for symptomatic acromio-clavicular joint dislocations where there is rupture of the stabilizing ligaments. The complex anatomy and biomechanics of the acromio-clavicular joint can lead to complications that result in damage to the joint itself or acromial erosion. In addition, the rotator cuff complex is at risk of injury when inserting the plate. We report three cases where patients who underwent hook plate fixation subsequently required removal of the implant due to complications previously unreported in current literature.


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