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The Operative Outcomes of Displaced Distal Clavicle Fractures in Adolescents

Dr Duckworth has a published journal article investigating the functional outcomes of adolescent patients undergoing operative fixation of distal clavicle fractures.

Proximal Humerus Fracture

This patient is a 67 year-old female who tripped and fell, landing on her right arm and breaking the top of the humerus.

Subscapularis Tear

This patient is a 14 year-old boy who injured his shoulder during a football tackle where his arm was forced into abduction.

Radio Interview with Steve Price

Sydney Adventist Hospital orthopaedic surgeon Dr David Duckworth talks to 2GB’s Steve Price about the common causes of rotator cuff injuries and the different treatment options available such as physiotherapy or surgical repair.

Stemless Prostheses in Shoulder Replacement

Learn more about the stemless prosthesis used to replace the socket part of the shoulder joint during a primary shoulder replacement.

Clavicle fracture realignment 20 years after original injury

41 year old man who had broken his clavicle in a motor bike accident 20 years ago but has never felt right despite being 'fixed'.

Fracture / Dislocation of the Shoulder

This 76 year-old female suffered a significant fracture of her humerus after tripping and falling up a stair.

Collar Bone Fractures in Teen Sport

While lower limb fractures are more common in sport, upper body injuries including fractures of the clavicle or collar bone also occur.

Clavicle Malunion in a 26 year old

Matt is a 26 year-old male who achieved improvement of his symptoms after surgery for a malunited clavicle fracture.

Clavicle Malunion in a 29 year old

Joe is a 29 year-old male who had successful surgery to treat an old, malunited clavicle fracture that was causing pain and disrupting activity.

Clavicle Fractures in a Professional Mountain Biker

21-year-old professional mountain biker incurred a series of fractures to his collar bone, now well healed and back on the international mountain biking circuit.

Clavicle Comminuted Fracture

This 38 year old man came off his motorbike at high speed on the race track and presented with a comminuted fracture of his clavicle.

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

A reverse total shoulder replacement is an orthopaedic procedure used to maintain the shoulder joint for people who have arthritis of the shoulder AND an irreparable, retracted rotator cuff tear.

Midshaft Clavicle Fracture

Dr Duckworth summarises research data on the surgical treatment of midshaft clavicle fractures.

Collarbone Fractures in Racing Industry

Collarbone fractures are common injuries in jockeys and track workers who are involved in riding and training horses.

Displaced Mason Type II Fractures

Dr Duckworth summarises research data on the treatment of a particular type of elbow fracture.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement Diagnostic Investigations

Candidates for a total reverse shoulder replacement will first have a plain x-ray and an MRI taken of their affected shoulder.

Non-Union Clavicle Fracture: Recovering From Surgery

Dr Duckworth answers the most common questions about what to expect during the recovery period and what you can do to ensure the best outcome.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement Recovery

The reverse shoulder replacement recovery is reasonably fast after surgery. Most people are discharged home from hospital three to five days after their operation.

Non-Union Clavicle Fracture: What Happens in Hospital

Dr Duckworth explains what happens during surgery and the hospital stay if you decide to improve the look or function of an old clavicle fracture.

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