Acromioclavicular dislocations treated by coracoacromial ligament transfer

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (1978). 1986;106(1):8-11. doi: 10.1007/BF00435643.


Forty-seven patients with acute Allman type-III acromioclavicular dislocations were treated with open reduction and coracoacromial ligament transfer. At follow-up 1.6-10 years (mean 6) post-operatively 44 patients (94%) had excellent or good functional results. Two of the three patients with unsatisfactory results had degenerative joint changes. No late dislocation was found but there were three subluxations (3-5 mm). Two of the three patients with subluxation in the acromioclavicular joint at follow-up had unsatisfactory results. Complications were infrequent and cosmetic results satisfactory.

MeSH terms

  • Acromioclavicular Joint / injuries
  • Acromioclavicular Joint / surgery*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / surgery*
  • Ligaments, Articular / surgery*
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Middle Aged