Fractures of the Clavicle

Khan, L. A. Kashif; Bradnock, Timothy J.; Scott, Caroline; Robinson, C. Michael
February 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 2, p447
Academic Journal
The article discusses medical research regarding fractures of the clavicle. The article describes how traditional views regarding the normative healing of clavicular fractures are outmoded, with advances in medical technology allowing physicians to observe higher rates of nonunion among the clavicle bones.


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