What Is The Best Clavicle Osteotomy Method For Shoulder Lengthening?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am inquiring about to possibilities surrounding your clavicle lengthening Q: Dr. Eppley, I am inquiring about to possibilities surrounding your clavicle lengthening procedure. I understand that you have two techniques for lengthening the bone, one being an oblique cut into the bone and the other a sagittal split pattern. I was hoping if you could tell me which one is able to extend the bone the longest.
A: The sagittal split osteotomy pattern allows the clavicle to be lengthened the most…but still should not be more than 2.5cms per side to ensure that adequate bone healing takes place.
Dr. Barry Eppley