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Surgical treatment of chronic acromioclavicular dislocation: comparison between two surgical procedures for anatomic reconstruction.
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PMID:  20934695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
INTRODUCTION: Surgical treatment of chronic complete acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocation is still debated and no gold standard surgical procedure has been identified.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective series of 90 patients treated for AC dislocations is reported here. Patients were divided into three groups: group 1 receiving AC reconstruction with a Dacron vascular prosthesis; group 2 receiving AC reconstruction with LARS(®) artificial ligament; group 3 receiving conservative treatment. Follow-up was performed after 1, 6 and 15 months with plain radiographs, UCLA, SPADI and modified UCLA acromioclavicular rating scales.
RESULTS: Patients treated surgically presented significant better functional outcome compared to patients treated conservatively with overall positive results in 93.3% of patients for group 2 and 53.3% of patients for group 1. However, reconstruction with Dacron vascular prosthesis presented an unacceptable high complications rate (43.3%).
CONCLUSION: Our results show that anatomic AC reconstruction with LARS(®) artificial ligament resulted in both satisfactory functional outcome and low complication rate. Therefore, we recommend this procedure for the treatment of chronic complete AC dislocations.
Gianfranco Fraschini; Pietro Ciampi; Celeste Scotti; Rosa Ballis; Giuseppe M Peretti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Injury     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1879-0267     ISO Abbreviation:  Injury     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226040     Medline TA:  Injury     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1103-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy.
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