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Achilleas Boutsiadis, Laurent Baverel, Hubert Lenoir, Philippe Delsol, Johannes Barth
Chronic acromioclavicular (AC) instability is a rare posttraumatic shoulder condition that can lead to undesirable symptoms like persistent pain, muscle fatigue, loss of strength, or even scapular dyskinesis. It is well known that in these cases the superior functional results depend on the restoration of the anatomy and stability of the AC joint in both vertical and horizontal planes. Considering the ligaments degeneration and atrophy in chronic AC joint dislocations, we present an arthroscopic-assisted reconstruction of both the coracoclavicular and AC ligaments using autograft augmentation...
October 21, 2016: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Nam Hong Choi, Seok Min Lim, Sang Young Lee, Tae Kang Lim
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to report loss of reduction and complications after single-tunnel coracoclavicular (CC) ligament reconstruction with autogenous semitendinosus tendon graft for acute acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocations. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients with acute, unstable AC dislocations (surgery within 6 weeks after trauma). We excluded patients with chronic injury and distal clavicle fractures with CC ligaments disruption...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Luis Gerardo Natera Cisneros, Juan Sarasquete Reiriz
INTRODUCTION: Surgical indication for acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) injuries still represents a reason for shoulder and trauma debate. In high-grade injuries, surgery is advocated because some of the non-operatively managed patients may have persistent shoulder pain that could make them unable to return to their previous activity. It has been shown that many of the patients with high-grade ACJ injuries that are managed non-operatively involve the development of scapular dyskinesis, situation that may result in loss of strength and weakness...
October 12, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Naveen Sharma, Avinash Mandloi, Ashish Agrawal, Shailendra Singh
INTRODUCTION: The clavicle, humerus and acromioclavicular (AC) joint separately are very commonly involved in traumatic injuries around the shoulder. Acromioclavicular joint dislocation with distal clavicle fracture is a well recognized entity in clinical practice. AC joint dislocation with mid shaft clavicle fracture is uncommon and only few cases have been reported in literature. However, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report to describe an acromioclavicular dislocation with ipsilateral mid shaft clavicle, mid shaft humerus and coracoid process fracture...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
S Gumina, V Candela, D Passaretti
We observed the clinical course, in the short-medium term, of patients with voluminous type II acromio-clavicular (AC) joint cyst who underwent aspiration and steroid injection regarded as the only possible treatment to avoid possible skin complications. Four patients (7.4% of cases described in literature) (3F-1M ; mean age 83 years, range : 78-87 years) with a voluminous ( > 7 cm) oval, no mobile, no fluctuant cyst overlying the AC joint, were retrospectively observed. The patients, judged by the anesthesiologist as ASA 3-4 patients, were merely submitted to cyst aspiration and steroid injection...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
Marwa Mekki, Thomas N Bryce
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
José Antonio Cano-Martínez, Gregorio Nicolás-Serrano, Julio Bento-Gerard, Francisco Picazo-Marín, Josefina Andrés-Grau
OBJECTIVE: Describe the clinical and radiological results of triple button device in the treatment of high-grade AC dislocations (Rockwood, type V) and assess whether improves vertical and horizontal stability compared to the techniques previously described. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 39 patients with type V acromioclavicular dislocations treated with Twin Tail TightRope™ system (triple button device). Of the 39 patients, 33 (26 men and 7 women) were able to participate in clinical and radiographic follow up...
September 15, 2016: Injury
Abbas Rashid, Christopher Lawrence, Graham Tytherleigh-Strong
Traumatic glenohumeral joint dislocation and acromioclavicular joint subluxations tend to occur in young active males. Use of the coracoid process either as a transfer in recurrent instability or in suspensory reconstructions of the coracoclavicular ligaments have gained popularity. However this requires careful consideration in the event of concomitant injuries if they both require surgery.
October 2016: Shoulder & Elbow
Joe De Beer, Michael Schaer, Kim Latendresse, Sumit Raniga, Beat K Moor, Matthias A Zumstein
Stabilizing the acromioclavicular joint in the vertical and horizontal planes is challenging, and most current techniques do not reliably achieve this goal. The BiPOD repair is an arthroscopically assisted procedure performed with image intensifier guidance that reconstructs the coracoclavicular ligaments as well as the acromioclavicular ligaments to achieve bidirectional stability. Repair is achieved with a combination of 2-mm FiberTape (Arthrex, Naples, Florida) and 20-mm Poly-Tape (Neoligaments, Leeds, England) to achieve rigid repair, prevent bone abrasion, and promote tissue ingrowth...
September 19, 2016: Orthopedics
Simon Lee, Asheesh Bedi
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...
September 19, 2016: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
Marcello Zappia, Alberto Aliprandi, Simona Pozza, Fabio Martino Doniselli, Salvatore Gitto, Luca Maria Sconfienza
OBJECTIVES: To define when an ultrasound examination of the shoulder can be considered complete and how many examinations currently performed in Italy are actually complete according to that definition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Reports and images of previously performed ultrasound examinations of the shoulder of patients seen in 2014 for interventional procedures were reviewed for the following items, according to guidelines published by the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology: long biceps, subscapularis, supraspinatus, external rotators, acromioclavicular joint, subacromial bursa, subacromial space, coraco-acromial ligament, and the posterior recess...
September 16, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
Jacob D Gorbaty, Jason E Hsu, Albert O Gee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 16, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
D Slullitel, H Galán, V F Della, F Ibañez
INTRODUCTION: The surgical treatment of acromioclavicular dislocation remains controversial. We describe herein a combined two-stage technique that includes an arthroscopic approach followed by a mini-invasive approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 41 patients with acromioclavicular dislocation grades III, IV and V. Acute and chronic lesions and revision surgeries were included during the follow-up. Patients with other shoulder conditions were excluded. Mean age was 28...
January 2016: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
Dirk Maier, Martin Jaeger, Kilian Reising, Matthias J Feucht, Norbert P Südkamp, Kaywan Izadpanah
BACKGROUND: Horizontal instability impairs clinical outcome following acute acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) reconstruction and may be caused by insufficient healing of the superior acromioclavicular ligament complex (ACLC). However, characteristics of acute ACLC injuries are poorly understood so far. Purposes of this study were to identify different ACLC tear types, assess type-specific prevalence and determine influencing cofactors. METHODS: This prospective, cross-sectional study comprised 65 patients with acute-traumatic Rockwood-5 (n = 57) and Rockwood-4 (n = 8) injuries treated operatively by means of mini-open ACJ reduction and hook plate stabilization...
2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Chuanzhi Xiong, Yaojia Lu, Qiang Wang, Gang Chen, Hansheng Hu, Zhihua Lu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of a minimally invasive surgical technique for the treatment of patients with acromioclavicular joint dislocation. METHODS: Sixteen patients with complete acromioclavicular joint dislocation were enrolled in this study. All patients were asked to follow the less active rehabilitation protocol post-operatively. Computed tomography with 3-D reconstruction of the injured shoulder was performed on each patient post operatively for the assessment of the accuracy of the suture anchor placement in the coracoid process and the reduction of the acromioclavicular joint...
September 2, 2016: International Orthopaedics
Andreas Voss, Hardeep Singh, Felix Dyrna, Stefan Buchmann, Mark P Cote, Andreas B Imhoff, Augustus D Mazzocca, Knut Beitzel
BACKGROUND: Recent biomechanical and clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of suture button and pulley-type fixations for surgical treatment of acromioclavicular instability. Concerns remain that such procedures can "overconstrain" (overreduce the lateral clavicle in relation to the acromion to a nonphysiological position) the joint. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to investigate the intra-articular pressure of native and reconstructed acromioclavicular (AC) joints in relation to the configuration of the joint...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Bah Aliou, El Alaoui Adil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Taylor R Dunphy, Dhanur Damodar, Nathanael D Heckmann, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, Reza Omid, George F Hatch
INTRODUCTION: This study investigated nonsurgical management of type V acromioclavicular (AC) injuries to determine functional outcomes and to attempt to identify factors associated with positive results. METHODS: In a retrospective chart review, patients with radiographic and clinical evidence of type V AC injuries per the Rockwood classification were included in the study. Patients treated nonsurgically for ≥6 months were considered eligible for analysis. Functional outcomes were assessed using Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) scores...
October 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Nai-Feng Zhu, Bi-Yu Rui, Yun-Long Zhang, Yun-Feng Chen
BACKGROUND: There has been a trend to reconstruct the coracoclavicular (CC) ligaments anatomically for management of acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocations. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the location and orientation of the CC ligaments for anatomic reconstruction of the AC joint. METHODS: The subjects were a total of 40 shoulders from 20 Chinese cadavers. Two K-wires were drilled through the insertion center of the conoid and trapezoid ligaments respectively...
August 27, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Felix Porschke, Marc Schnetzke, Sara Aytac, Stefan Studier-Fischer, Paul Alfred Gruetzner, Thorsten Guehring
PURPOSE: Sports activity after surgical AC joint stabilisation has not been comprehensively evaluated to date. The aim of this study was to determine rate, level and time to return to sports after AC joint stabilisation and to identify the influence of overhead sports on post-operative sports activity. METHODS: In this retrospective case series, a total of 68 patients with a high-grade AC joint dislocation (Rockwood type V) were stabilised using a single TightRope technique...
August 26, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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