Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : A technique of osteosynthesis of the clavicle with Hoffmann external fixation was used to treat twenty patients for selected indications, including an open fracture, inability of a patient to tolerate prolonged conservative treatment, or a painful non-union. No vascular or pleural complication was observed. The average time that the external fixator was retained was fifty-one days. All of the clavicles united well. Mobility of the shoulder returned to normal in all patients.