Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation

  • Paul CowlingEmail author


Acromioclavicular joint dislocations commonly occur due to a fall with direct impact on the shoulder tip. The severity of the injury can be graded, and may guide management, but often clinical symptoms are more useful. Most can be managed conservatively, but operative intervention is sometimes indicated. Operative techniques and tips are discussed, including theatre set-up and radiological views often used.


Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation Distal Clavicle Zanca View Open Reduction Manoeuvres Anatomical Fracture Location 
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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leeds General Infirmary University HospitalLeedsUK

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