Cerclage Wiring Fixation for the Treatment of Long Oblique Fractures of the Distal Clavicle: A Report of 2 Cases

Noboru Matsumura, Yuhei Takada, Takayuki Seto, Taku Suzuki, Takuji Iwamoto, Kazuki Sato

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Case:A 49-year-old man and a 37-year-old man with long oblique fractures of the distal clavicle were successfully treated with cerclage wiring fixation without detachment of the trapezius and deltoid muscles and exposure of the fracture site.Conclusions:Long oblique fractures with the acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular ligaments being intact and attached to the distal fragment are relatively rare among distal clavicle fractures. Cerclage wiring fixation is a viable treatment option for the fixation of long oblique fractures of the distal clavicle, with good clinical results and rapid recovery of shoulder function.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0085
JournalJBJS case connector
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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