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Review
. 2015 Jan;46(1):57-66.
doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2014.09.003. Epub 2014 Oct 11.

Management of Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries

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Management of Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries

Charlton Stucken et al. Orthop Clin North Am. .

Abstract

Although recent advances have been made in the treatment of acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries, they are still challenging for shoulder surgeons. There is a consensus that type I and II injuries should be treated nonoperatively, whereas acute type IV, V, and VI injuries should be treated surgically. There is no algorithm for correctly diagnosing and treating type III injuries, but the current trend is toward nonoperative treatment except for those with persistent symptoms and functional limitations after a course of conservative management. If surgery is indicated, newer anatomic techniques of reconstructing the coracoclavicular (CC) and AC ligaments are recommended.

Keywords: Acromioclavicular; Coracoclavicular; Ligament reconstruction.

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