Surgical Treatment of the Acute Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation with a LIGASTIC Artificial Ligament Choi Sun-Jin; Kim Sang-Hyo; Park Han-Sung;
Purpose: To find out the early results after surgical treatment of the acute acromioclavicular dislocation with LIGASTIC artificial ligament. Material and Method: 6 patients who were diagnosed as acute acomioclavicular joint dislocation and treated with LIGASTIC artifical ligament through March 2005 to July 2005. The radiologic and clinical results using Imatani evaluation system were analyzed. Results: By clinical evaluation, 4 cases(67%) were excellent and 2 cases(33%) were good. By radiologic evaluation, 3 cases(50%) were excellent and 3 cases(50%) were good. All cases showed satisfactory results. Till the final follow up, there were no complication. Conclusion: Surgical treatment of the acute acromioclavicular dislocation with LIGASTIC articifial ligament is simple, but provides enough stability for early postoperative rehabilitation, decreases arthritis of acomioclavicular joint and there is no burden of removal of the fixture, so it is thought as a very effective surgery.
Acromioclavicular joint;Dislocation;Reconstruction using LIGASTIC artificial ligament;