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Table 5 Complications after surgical fixation of displaced clavicle fractures differentiated by AO classification type

From: Complications of clavicle fracture surgery in patients with concomitant chest wall injury: a retrospective study

  AO type 15.2
Midshaft clavicle (n = 225)
AO type 15.3
Distal clavicle (n = 89)
Surgery-related complications 16 (7.1) 16 (18.0)
Nonunion/delayed union 5 (2.2) 3 (3.4)
 Implant-related 8 (3.6) 12 (13.5)
 Implant breakage or Loosening, malposition 7 (3.1) 5 (5.6)
 Osteolysis, peri-implant fracture 1 (0.4) 7 (7.9)
Wound complications 3 (1.3) 1 (1.1)
Unplanned 90-day readmission 14 (6.2) 5 (5.6)