What is the role of surgery in the treatment of type III group II clavicle fractures?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Benjamin P Kleinhenz, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Type III injuries are distal to the coracoclavicular ligaments and involve the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. These fractures are usually minimally displaced or nondisplaced and are treated nonoperatively, as previously described.


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