Indications and complications in relation to removal of clavicle implants.
CONCLUSIONS: The indications for clavicle plate removal are many and mainly subjective. Implant removal in patients following surgically treated clavicle fractures generally causes very few complications, and most patients seem to experience a positive effect. However, it is important to inform the patient of the risk of no remission or even a worsening, which is not an uncommon occurrence. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 29206095 [PubMed - in process]