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Table 3 AO hook plate for the treatment of the Neer type II distal clavicle fractures

From: Arthroscopic evaluation for omalgia patients undergoing the clavicular hook plate fixation of distal clavicle fractures

Author Year Country Case number (M/F) Type of hook plate Hardware removal (time after fixation operation,N) Impingement rate Impingement diagnosis method
Flinkkilä et al. [26] 2002 Finland 17 (16/1) AO plate (Stratec Medical, Oberdorf, Switzerland) 5 months, 17 - -
Muramatsu et al. [13] 2007 Japan 15 (13/2) Synthes AO plate 4.5 months, 12 0% Radiography
Lee et al. [27, 34] 2009 Taiwan 32 (14/18) Synthes AO plate 4.8 months, 32 0% Radiography
Hsu et al. [23] 2010 Taiwan 35 (23/12) AO plate (Synthes, West Chester, PA, USA) 1 year, 35 25.7% (9/35) Radiography
Leu et al. [11] 2012 Taiwan 25 (13/12) AO plate (Synthes, Bettlach, Switzerland) 5.8 months, 25 36% (9/25) Sonography
Tan et al. [12] 2012 China 23 (15/8) AO plate 3–14 months, 15
  1. M male, F female, N number of patients who underwent the hardware removal.