2023 Journal CME: Anteroinferior plating is an independent factor for decreasing symptomatic implant removal rates after plate fixation for midshaft clavicle fractures
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Accreditation Statement: The Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: OTA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
After completing this activity, learners will be able to:
1. Describe the main muscle, veins and nerves that orthopedic surgeons should care during the plate fixation for midshaft clavicle fractures.
2. Describe Robinson classification and indication of plate fixation for midshaft clavicle fractures.
3. Describe the major postoperative complications of anteroinferior plating for midshaft clavicle fractures.
- Author: Haruhiko Shimura, MD, PhD
Original release date: 7/6/2023
Expiration date: 7/6/2024
Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour
Statement of Need/Description/or Summary of Gap Analysis
Our current evidence has shown that anteroinferior plating significantly and independently decreases implant removal rates after plate fixation for midshaft clavicle fractures compared with that of superior plating. In order to perform the anteroinferior plate fixation safely, it is necessary to understand the anatomy around the clavicle, preoperative complications and indications of the surgery.
Instructional Format: This Orthopaedic Trauma Association International Journal CME activity consists of a journal article, a quiz, and an evaluation.
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