Acromioclavicular Joint

  • Paul Harwood
  • Peter V. Giannoudis


Injection therapy is indicated for acromioclavicular arthritis that has failed to respond to conservative measures. Pain is usually felt at terminal range of motion, on extreme overhead activities and when bringing the arm across the body. Tenderness over the acromioclavicular joint with a positive scarf test is highly suggestive. The scarf test consists of full passive adduction of the arm across the chest.


Conservative Measure Local Anesthetic Injection Lateral Edge Injection Therapy Aseptic Technique 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK
  2. 2.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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