Sports Medicine

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 125–132 | Cite as

Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries in Sport

Recommendations For Treatment
  • Joseph J. Dias
  • Paul J. Gregg
Injury Clinic

Summary

Dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint is a common joint injury in sport, especially those in which there is the risk of falling on to the point of the shoulder. There is controversy regarding the early management of such a dislocation but recent literature strongly favours a conservative approach, because no single surgical procedure has produced results which are consistently better than those achieved following conservative management. In addition the few studies which document late results suggest that in most instances the outcome following conservative treatment is very satisfactory with good power and movement of the shoulder.

Keywords

Acromioclavicular Joint Coracoclavicular Ligament Coracoacromial Ligament Acromioclavicular Dislocation Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph J. Dias
    • 1
    • 2
  • Paul J. Gregg
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryDerbyshire Royal InfirmaryDerbyEngland
  2. 2.University Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryGlenfield General HospitalLeicesterEngland

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