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Table 3 Comparison of reported hardware removal rates for midshaft clavicular fractures treated with noncontoured or precontoured plates

From: The first 100 patients treated with a new anatomical pre-contoured locking plate for clavicular midshaft fractures

Study Year Type of plate Removal rate (%)
Kabak [22] 2004 Noncontoured 39
Chen [7] 2008 Noncontoured 74
Chandrasenan [20] 2008 Precontoured 0
Noncontoured 60
VanBeek [12] 2011 Precontoured 11
Noncontoured 21
Lai [23] 2012 Noncontoured 37
Campochiaro [24] 2012 Precontoured 15
Gilde [25] 2014 Noncontoured 9
Ranalletta [11] 2015 Precontoured 13
Rongguang [18] 2016 Noncontoured 66
Precontoured 45
Our study 2018 Precontoured 31