About this Journal Submit a Manuscript Table of Contents
Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 407349, 3 pages
Case Report

Radiation-Associated Fracture Nonunion of the Clavicle Treated with Locking Plate Fixation and Autologous Bone Grafting

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0017, Japan

Received 22 September 2012; Accepted 16 December 2012

Academic Editor: Masahiro Kohzuki

Copyright © 2012 Takahiro Niikura et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. M. J. Mitchell and P. M. Logan, “Radiation-induced changes in bone,” Radiographics, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 1125–1136, 1998. View at Scopus
  2. C. P. Cannon, P. P. Lin, V. O. Lewis, and A. W. Yasko, “Management of radiation-associated fractures,” Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, vol. 16, no. 9, pp. 541–549, 2008. View at Scopus
  3. P. P. Lin, P. J. Boland, and J. H. Healey, “Treatment of femoral fractures after irradiation,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, no. 352, pp. 168–178, 1998. View at Scopus
  4. C. S. Helmstedter, M. Goebel, R. Zlotecki, and M. T. Scarborough, “Pathologic fractures after surgery and radiation for soft tissue tumors,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, no. 389, pp. 165–172, 2001. View at Scopus
  5. G. Wera, D. G. Mohler, and L. Chou, “Surgical treatment of post-radiotherapy nonunions of the clavicle,” Bulletin: Hospital for Joint Diseases, vol. 62, no. 3-4, pp. 125–130, 2005. View at Scopus
  6. B. Fuchs, S. P. Steinmann, and A. T. Bishop, “Free vascularized corticoperiosteal bone graft for the treatment of persistent nonunion of the clavicle,” Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 264–268, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. M. Wagner, “General principles for the clinical use of the LCP,” Injury, vol. 34, supplement 2, pp. SB31–SB42, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. G. E. Holt, A. M. Griffin, M. Pintilie et al., “Fractures following radiotherapy and limb-salvage surgery for lower extremity soft-tissue sarcomas: a comparison of high-dose and low-dose radiotherapy,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery A, vol. 87, no. 2, pp. 315–319, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. I. Spar, “Total claviculectomy for pathological fractures,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 129, pp. 236–237, 1977. View at Scopus
  10. E. H. M. Wang, A. Sekyi-Otu, B. O'Sullivan, and R. S. Bell, “Management of long-term postirradiation periclavicular complications,” Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 259–265, 1992. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. F. Del Piñal, F. J. García-Bernal, J. Regalado, H. Ayala, L. Cagigal, and A. Studer, “Vascularised corticoperiosteal grafts from the medial femoral condyle for difficult non-unions of the upper limb,” Journal of Hand Surgery, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 135–142, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus