Clavicle Value Analysis Resource Guide

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Clavicle Value Analysis Resource Guide (GEN10-01-A)Value Analysis GuideEnglish ENFebruary 23, 2013July 10, 2019

Clavicle Fractures. Incidence and Patient Demographics: Current clinical literature estimates that approximately 2% to 5% of all fractures in adults and 10% to 15% of all fractures in children involve a fracture of the clavicle. Based upon an analysis of the 2009 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data approximately 54,000 patients presented to hospital Emergency Departments with clavicle-related fractures. The literature continues with the projected incidence rate of a clavicle fracture in the adolescent and adult population to be between 29 and 64 per 100,000 persons annually. There tends to be a higher incidence rate for younger male patients, aged less than 30 years and elderly patients aged over 70 years to be at higher risk for clavicle fractures.