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Table 3 Summarization of clavicle nonunion treated by different treatments

From: The treatment of the atrophic clavicular nonunion by double-plate fixation with autogenous cancellous bone graft: a prospective study

Authors Type of treatment Mean Age (year) Follow-up (month) No. of patients Type of nonunion Results Time for union (weeks)
Schnetzke et al. [22] Plate + graft 38.7 8.8 ± 2.4(1)
9.0 ± 3.0(2) (years)
58 19 At, 11Ht 72% union(1) 93.1% union(2) 10.3 ± 9.5(1)
4.7 ± 3.4(2) (months)
Huang et al. [23] LC-DCP 43.4 and 49.3 20.4 51 51Ht 100% union with LC-DCP 9.3 and 9.1
Slavko et al. [8] Ilizarov external Fixator 38.7 ± 12.4 45.4 12 12 At 100% union 10
Kabak et al. [24] DCP and LC-DCP, graft 39.3 and 43.6 44.2 33 25 At, 8 Ht 100% union with LC-DCP 9.2 (LC-DCP)
11.9 (DCP)
Sadiq et al. [26] DCP, 2-plates 39 NA 20 NA 100% union 17
Jones et al. [25] Plate + graft None 33 14 12 At, 2 Ht 93% union 15.6
Our treatment 2-Plates + graft 35 45.4 ± 12.6 12 7 Ht, 5 At 100% union 9
  1. LC-DCP limited contact-dynamic compression plate, DCP dynamic compression plate, Ht hypertrophic, At atrophic, none not mentioned
  2. Failure of initial surgical treatment (group 1)
  3. Failure of conservative treatment (group 2)
  4. (1)Plate revision without bone graft
  5. (2)Plate revision with iliac crest bone graft