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Acromioclavicular dislocations are ubiquitous in contact sports such as football, hockey, and rugby, however, their management is still controversial. Proponents of conservative, as well as operative treatment continue to discuss which form of treatment provides the best long-term functional...
A plethora of information has been published on the clinical aspects of acromioclavicular joint injury. There is little biomechanical data regarding the direction and amount of force required to disrupt this joint and many classification schemes have been described; additionally, the management...
Injury to the acromioclavicular joint is common and represents the source of many shoulder-related symptoms.Frequently, nonoperative treatment regimens such as physical therapy, oral antiinflamatory medication, and corticosteroid injections resolve symptoms. However, certain patients with cases...
The treatment of distal clavicle fractures remains controversial. Successful management relies on the surgeons abilityto accurately classify these injuries. An understanding of the pertinent anatomy coupled with a precise radiographic evaluation will assist the physician in this task. Neer's...
Nonoperative treatment is generally the choice for Type I and II acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries. The situation issomewhat more controversial when Type III AC dislocations are considered, particularly with respect to athletes and heavy laborers. A number of recent studies have supported...
Atraumatic osteolysis of the distal clavicle (AODC) is a painful stress overload syndrome of the distal clavicle. Early AODC research basically concentrated on primary weight-lifters (PWL). A review of the literature shows that this condition has been infrequently described in throwing athletes...
The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is a diarthrodial joint. It is only one of the five joints that make up the complexarrangement of the shoulder. Together with the sternoclavicular joint, the AC joint provides the upper extremity with a connection to the axial skeleton. Injuries to the...
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