Operative Treatment of Lateral/Distal Clavicle Fractures

AugustusMazzocca, MD, (Farmington, CT) discusses lateral clavicle fractures anddescribes the advantages of treating these fractures with a plate augmentedwith coracoid fixation. In particular, he describes thearthroscopically-assisted approach using a Dog Bone Button and FiberTape® tosecurely fix on the underside of the coracoid and how the construct seamlesslyintegrates into the lateral clavicle plate. Dr. Mazzocca also presentsbiomechanical data showing the advantages of the Dog Bone Button over sutureanchors and suture cerclage for coracoid fixation.

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