Shoulder acromioclavicular joint reconstruction options and outcomes


Acromioclavicular joint separations are a common cause of shoulder pain in the young athletic population. In high-grade injuries, acromioclavicular joint reconstruction procedures may be indicated for functional improvement. There is currently no gold standard for the surgical management of these injuries. Multiple reconstructive options exist, including coracoclavicular screws, hook plates, endobutton coracoclavicular fixations, and anatomic ligament reconstructions with tendon grafts. This article aims to review pertinent acromioclavicular joint anatomy and biomechanics, radiographic evaluation, classification system, as well as reconstruction options, outcomes, and complications.


Acromioclavicular joint injuryLigament reconstructionOutcomesComplications

Autor / Fonte:Simon Lee, Asheesh Bedi Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine 2016 September 19