Arthroscopic Acromioclavicular Arthroplasty for Acromioclavicular Impingement

  • Yu-jie Liu
  • Chang-ming Huang


Acromioclavicular joint is composed of acromion and articular surface of distal clavicle (Fig. 2.1). Acromioclavicular disease accounts for 31% of shoulder pain [1–3]. Acromioclavicular arthritis is increasing as aging society is coming. Distal clavicle excision (DCE) should be considered if conservative treatment is invalid. Distal clavicle excision (DCE) is often performed open operation. Arthroscopic DCE may have advantages in term of reducing postoperative pain and a short rehabilitation period. This surgical operation is an effective, safe, and less trauma treatment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu-jie Liu
    • 1
  • Chang-ming Huang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics, Chinese PLA General HospitalBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of OrthopedicsThe 73 Group Army Hospital, Chenggong Hospital Affiliated to Xiamen UniversityXiamenChina

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