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Nonoperative Treatment Compared with Plate Fixation of Displaced Midshaft Clavicular Fractures
Joseph Bernstein, MD1
1 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 424 Stemmler Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6081. E-mail: orthodoc@post.harvard.edu
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The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2007 Aug 01;89(8):1866-1866
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To The Editor:The article "Nonoperative Treatment Compared with Plate Fixation of Displaced Mid-shaft Clavicular Fractures. A Multicenter, Randomized Clinical Trial" (2007;89:1-10), by the Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society, is an excellent, well-conceived, and well-executed prospective randomized trial on a question of current clinical interest. The authors deserve our congratulations and our gratitude.I have only one small complaint with the conclusion, namely, the authors' claim that the study "supports primary plate fixation of completely displaced midshaft clavicular fractures in active adult patients."
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