Pediatric clavicle and acromioclavicular injuries

Ritesh R. Shah, Jeremy Kinder, Jessica Peelman, Todd C. Moen, John Sarwark*

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Nonoperative treatment for clavicle fractures and acromioclavicular joint injuries is the mainstay of treatment in the pediatric population. The pediatric patient's significant remodeling potential allows for excellent results with nonoperative treatment. For adolescents presenting with displaced shortened clavicle fractures, primary operative management is a consideration with surgical strategies including plate fixation or intramedullary fixation for midshaft clavicular fractures. Dorsal tension band suture and CC ligament reconstruction is an indication for distal third fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S69-S72
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Mar 2010


  • AC (acromio-clavicular) joint
  • Clavicle
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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