Clavicular fractures account for roughly 2.6% of all fractures. Eighty percent of clavicular fractures are mid diaphyseal, and 70% of these fractures are displaced. The incidence of fracture nonunion is 5%, whereas displaced fractures have a much higher frequency. Traditionally, nonoperative management of both nondisplaced and displaced clavicular fractures has been advocated in the literature. Although most patients with mid-shaft clavicular fractures will have satisfactory outcomes, those with displacement greater than 2 cm have an increased risk of symptomatic malunion, leading to lower surgeon- and patient-based outcome scores at short- and long-term follow-up.

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