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.
Surgical treatment of chronic acromioclavicular dislocation : comparison between two surgical procedures for anatomic reconstruction / G. Fraschini, P. Ciampi, C. Scotti, R. Ballis, G. Peretti. - In: INJURY. - ISSN 0020-1383. - 41:11(2010 Nov), pp. 1103-1106.
|Titolo:||Surgical treatment of chronic acromioclavicular dislocation : comparison between two surgical procedures for anatomic reconstruction|
BALLIS, ROSA (Penultimo)
PERETTI, GIUSEPPE (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Acromioclavicular dislocation; Acromioclavicular joint; Functional outcome; Surgical treatment|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/33 - Malattie Apparato Locomotore|
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2010.09.023|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|