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."