Clin Should Elbow.  2010 Dec;13(2):217-222.

The Surgical Treatment of Type V Acute Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation Using Suture Anchor and Kirschner Wire

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gospel Hospital, Kosin University, Busan, Korea. jyujin2001@kosin.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgey, School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
We wanted to evaluate the clinical outcomes after operative treatment using two suture anchors and Kirschner wire for treating acute Rockwood type V acromioclavicular joint dislocation.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Between May 2006 and May 2009, 10 patients underwent surgical treatment for acute Rockwood type V acromioclavicular joint dislocation using two suture anchors and Kirschner wire and they were followed for a mean of 12.0 (range: 7-31) months. We analyzed the functional results by the Korean shoulder score, the Constant-Murley score and the reduction state of the acromioclavicular joint at the last follow-up.
RESULTS
All the cases achieved a satisfactory outcome. The mean Korean shoulder score was 89.9 (range: 81-100) points and the mean Constant-Murley score was 87.8 (range: 82-93) points. According to the radiologic findings, 8 patients achieved anatomical reduction of the acromioclavicular joint: there was a slight loss of reduction in one patient and a partial loss of reduction in one patient. None of the patients had deep infection or re-dislocation.
CONCLUSION
The operative treatment using two suture anchors and Kirschner wire may be used for acute Rockwood type V acromioclavicular joint dislocation, and it has an advantage in that it can prevent chondral injury of the joint.


MeSH Terms

Acromioclavicular Joint
Dislocations
Humans
Imidazoles
Joints
Nitro Compounds
Shoulder
Suture Anchors
Sutures
Imidazoles
Nitro Compounds
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