Treatment of Nonunion of Clavicle Fractures

  • Peter V. Giannoudis
  • Emilio Delli Sante
  • Fragkiskos N. Xypnitos


Painful nonunion following non-operative treatment. Painful nonunion following open reduction and internal fixation.


Distal Fragment Metal Work Brachial Plexus Injury Acromioclavicular Joint Proximal Fragment 
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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter V. Giannoudis
    • 1
  • Emilio Delli Sante
    • 2
  • Fragkiskos N. Xypnitos
    • 3
  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK
  3. 3.Department of Trauma and OrthopaedicsLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK

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