for people ages 10-18 (full criteria)
at Oakland, California and other locations
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Coleen Sabatini, MD
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Coleen Sabatini



Investigators from eight tertiary care, level 1 pediatric trauma centers have developed a protocol for the establishment of a formal, prospective multi-center adolescent clavicle registry, with designs for standardized radiographic assessment and the prospective collection of validated outcome measures and complications data, for all patients, ages 10-18, treated for clavicle shaft fractures, operatively and non-operatively. Eventually, the investigators would like to do comparative analysis for the operative and non-operative treatment arms, with additional sub-stratified analyses performed within these treatment arms by age and activity level. Among the primary goals of research projects stemming from the first arm of this registry, FACTS A, is to explore the hypothesis that non-operative treatment is associated with lower costs, greater safety, and equivalent or superior outcomes, compared with operative treatment, despite a national trend towards increasing surgical treatment. The second arm of the registry, FACTS B, will continue to investigate the same hypotheses, excluding cost outcomes, in patients only with completely displaced midshaft clavicle fractures.

Official Title

Prospective, Multi-Center Adolescent Clavicle Fracture Registry


Clavicle Fracture, Adolescent, Bone Fractures, Surgery


You can join if…

Open to people ages 10-18

  • Aged 10-18
  • Diagnosis of a primary diaphyseal clavicle fracture
  • Fracture must be completely displaced
  • Patient - BCH subjects must pursue follow-up at BCH main campus or Waltham must be 59 days or less from the primary fracture
  • All study patients (across all sites) must agree to be contacted by a long-term follow-up coordinator based out of Boston Children's Hospital for long-term follow-up questions (out to the 2-year time point). This can/will be done via phone, mail, text message, and/or email.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Pathological fracture
  • Previous ipsilateral fracture
  • Unable to fill out outcome collection forms
  • Refusal to participate
  • Underlying neurologic or neurocognitive disorder that affects UE function
  • Underlying metabolic bone disorder (e.g. osteogenesis imperfecta) that significantly alters normal bone healing
  • Unable to project injury X-ray films if treated initially at an institution that is not a member of this register


  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland accepting new patients
    Oakland California United States
  • Rady Children's Hospital accepting new patients
    San Diego California United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Coleen Sabatini, MD
    Dr. Coleen Sabatini is a Professor and Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery. She is dedicated to caring for children with musculoskeletal problems both domestically and abroad and believes that all children should have access to high quality, safe, and affordable orthopaedic care.


accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Boston Children's Hospital
Study Type
Observational [Patient Registry]
Expecting 250 study participants
Last Updated