Following Are The Choices Of Surgical Treatment Of Broken Collarbone Or Clavicle Fracture
- Plates and Screws.
- Bone Graft and Fixation of Fractured Fragments.
1. Plates and Screws:
- The fragments of bone are repositioned into their normal position and held in place with screws or metal plates.
- Following surgery, there may be an area of numbness just beneath the incision, which will get better and normal sensation will return over a period of time as the wound heals.
- These plates and screws are not removed even after complete healing unless they become a source of discomfort for patient.
- They are used to keep the fracture in good alignment.
- This is done through small incisions.
- Since the pins generally irritate the skin, hence they are removed once the fracture completely heals.
3. Bone Graft and Fixation of Fractured Fragments:
- Clavicle or collarbone fracture not responding to conservative treatment is treated with bone graft and external fixation using screw and plates.
- Results are much better when bone grafts are used.