Acromioclavicular joint injury is common among young active individuals. Stability ofthis complex structure composes of muscles (deltoid and trapezius), ligaments(acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular) and joint capsule. Clinical and radiographicexaminations are crucial for the diagnosis of this injury. Non operative treatment is indicatedfor type I and II injury. Surgical treatment is, however, indicated for type IV, V and VI injury.Treatment for type III injury is still controversy. Methods of treatment fall into 3 categories,namely: fixation of the acromioclavicular joint, fixation of the coracoclavicular joint and ligamentreconstruction. The trend of treatment goes to minimal invasive anatomic acromioclavicularjoint reconstruction.
Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
"Acromioclavicular joint injury,"
Chulalongkorn Medical Journal: Vol. 56:
3, Article 9.
Available at: https://digital.car.chula.ac.th/clmjournal/vol56/iss3/9