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Arthroscopic Treatment of Acute and Chronic Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation

Authors: Lafosse L, Baier GP, Leuzinger J

References: Arthroscopy 2005;21:1017

Abstract
This article presents an all-arthroscopic technique for coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction by ligamentoplasty after acute or chronic acromioclavicular joint dislocation. A coracoacromial ligament transfer is done to reconstruct the torn coracoclavicular ligaments, similar to open surgery. The coracoacromial ligament is dissected from the undersurface of the acromion and is reinserted on the inferior clavicle by transosseous suture fixation. Additional wire or screw stabilization may be used. With this method, we achieve a very satisfactory reduction of the dislocated acromioclavicular joint.

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