Scapulothoracic dissociation with acromioclavicular separation: A case report of a novel fixation method

Bradley R Merk, Keith P. Minihane, Nirav A. Shah

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Abstract

We present a case of 39-year-old female with a scapulothoracic dissociation and acromioclavicular (AC) separation and who had fixation of the AC joint with a locking plate, coracoclavicular screw, and transarticular AC screw. The coracoclavicular and AC relationships were maintained during postoperative rehabilitation and after hardware removal. Use of a locking plate can lead to good functional outcome without the complications associated with the use of pin and wire constructs or without violating the subacromial space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)572-575
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Volume22
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

Keywords

  • Acromioclavicular separation
  • Fixation
  • Locking plate
  • Scapulothoracic dissociation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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