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Repair Of Acromioclavicular


Repair of Acromioclavicular Separation Procedure at top Orthopedic Hospitals in India

The shoulder joint is the meeting point of three bones namely the arm bone (humerus), the collar bone (Clavicle) and the shoulder blade (Scapula). The clavicle and the scapula forms the socket and the round headed humerus fixes into this socket. And the acromioclavicular joint is the joint between the end of the scapula and the clavicle. When an injury occurs in this joint it is known as an acromioclavicular joint separation or AC separation.

An AC separation results in pain, weakness, tenderness and swelling in the region and it ceases the hand movement. In case of a dislocation there will be a visible step deformity in which the external part of the collar bone will appear to be place superiorly.

Acromioclavicular joint injuries occur mainly in those athletes who are involved in throwing, collision sports like rugby, baseball, handball, Javelin throw, shot-put etc or those individuals who are involved in upper extremity strength training's. the injuries sustained by an Acromioclavicular joint are classified in 6 categories viz. Type I to Type VI, Type VI being the most serious one. The kind of repair to be done depends upon the category of the injury so it is very important to identify the type of surgery.


Type I and II categories of Acromioclavicular joint injuries can be treated with the help of proper rest, ice pack and anti-inflammatory drugs. And the hand is rested in a sling so that the shoulder can be completely immobilized and one can return to normal activities in 2-6 weeks. But major injuries and dislocations falling in the Type III to VI categories needs surgical intervention.

There are numerous surgical procedures to treat a separated shoulder and all of them aim at stabilizing the end of the collar bone in its original position.

This surgery is done under general anesthesia and it requires a hospital stay of a couple of days. After the anesthesia have been administered small incisions are made to reach out to the coracoclavicular ligament that is situated near to the collar bone. Than this ligament is moved over the clavicle (collar bone) which helps in holding the clavicle in it position and any other adjacent ligaments are also reconstructed if required. Also if there is a major dislocation of the collar bone than in this case it is held in its position with the help of strong sutures, wires, pins, screws or plate.

Post the surgery the arm will have to be kept in a sling to support the shoulder. And after 2 weeks the patient is allowed to move the arm but only up till the waist level. Once the sling is removed after 6 weeks than overhead activities can be performed. But return to sports activities is allowed only after 4-6 months from the surgery.

Risk and Complications

The complications that can occur post this surgery are:

  • Infection

  • Scarring

  • Longer time for recuperation

  • Dislocation of the screw, plates etc or

  • Fracture of Collar Bone during the surgery

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  • X-ray or MRI scan images of the affected area

  • Brief medical history of the patient

  • Age, name and sex of the patient

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