Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation

Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation

The acromioclavicular joint is formed by the confrontation of the clavicle and the scapula bones on the upper side of the shoulder. End of the clavicle articulate and the acromion of the scapula are parts of the joint.These two bones are held together by the joint capsule and the coracoclavicular ligaments.
Acromioclavicular joint dislocation due to tear of capsules and ligaments after trauma is another acromioclavicular problem. This occurs when the outer end of the clavicle is separated at different levels. Treatment varies according to the degree of separation.
Low and middle separations are treated by resting the arm by wearing arm sling. Surgical treatment is recommended at early stages of advanced separations.
For pain or cosmetic reasons, moderate separation may require a surgical operation later. With the surgical operation, a small piece from the end of the clavicle trimmed to its original position. The broken links are repaired. Thus, a painless, normal-looking and functional shoulder is obtained.