The design relates to a three-dimensional fixation device for treating complex displaced clavicle fractures and preventing nerve injury.
Fractures of the clavicle present very common injuries during sports and accidents. Painful neuromas and numbness across the shoulder and upper chest wall due to injury of the supraclavicular nerve are complications following plate fixation and subsequent plate removal. With the titanium-made Clavicle Stereo Scutums, doctors are able to decompress and shield the supraclavicular nerve during open reduction and internal fixation for complex displaced clavicle fracture. The shielding effect can protect the supraclavicular nerve from later iatrogenic transsection during skin incision for removal of the implants after healing. The stereo assembly can create a space to prevent nerve entrapment in fracture callus.