Journal of Clinical and Investigative Surgery
ISSN: 2559-5555


Arthroscopic treatment of acromioclavicular dislocation

Mihai T. Gavrilă1,2, Ștefan Cristea1,2

1Carol Davila University, Department of Orthopedics, Bucharest, Romania
2St. Pantelimon Emergency Clinical Hospital, Department of Orthopedics, Bucharest, Romania

J Clin Invest Surg. 2017; 2(2): 105-109. DOI: 10.25083/2559.5555.22.105109
Running title: Arthroscopy for acromioclavicular dislocation
Keywords: acromioclavicular dislocation, arthroscopic treatment


A thorough understanding of biomechanical function of both acromioclavicular (AC) and coracoclavicular (CC) ligaments, stimulated surgeons to repair high-grade AC dislocation using arthroscopic technique. This technique necessitates a clear understanding of shoulder anatomy, especially of the structures in proximity to the clavicle and coracoid process and experiences in arthroscopic surgery.

The follow case describes an arthroscopic technique used to treat AC dislocation in young man 30 years old, who suffered an injury at right shoulder. Results were similar to those obtained using open surgery and this encouraged us to continue utilization of this method.

As a conclusion, arthroscopic treatment of AC separation is one of the best options as surgical treatment. Early results suggested that immediate anatomic reduction of an acute AC separation usually provides satisfactory clinical results at intermediate-term follow-up.