DOI: 10.1007/s00068-021-01819-5
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Abstract: Purpose Isolated clavicle fractures (CF) rarely show complications, but their influence in the thorax trauma of the seriously injured still remains unclear. Some authors associate CF with a higher degree of chest injuries; therefore, the clavicle is meant to be a gatekeeper of the thorax. Methods A retrospective analysis of the TraumaRegister DGU® (project 2017-10) was carried out involving the years 2009–2016 (ISS ≥ 16, primary admission to a trauma cente… Show more

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