Treatment of Acromioclavicular Joint Separation

  • Andrew G. Geeslin
  • Erik M. Fritz
  • Peter J. Millett


Acromioclavicular joint injuries are common and are often seen in contact athletes. Good to excellent results have been reported using soft tissue grafts to reconstruct the coracoclavicular ligaments; however, complications arising from bone tunnels remain. This chapter describes an anatomic coracoclavicular reconstruction using a large soft tissue graft while minimizing the risk of clavicle fracture by avoiding large bone tunnels.


Coracoclavicular ligaments Acromioclavicular joint Acromioclavicular dislocation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew G. Geeslin
    • 1
  • Erik M. Fritz
    • 2
  • Peter J. Millett
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryAscension Borgess Hospital, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of MedicineKalamazooUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.Shoulder, Knee, Elbow and Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, The Steadman ClinicVailUSA

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