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Biplanar fixation of acromio-clavicular joint dislocation associated with coracoid process fracture: Case report.

Trauma Case Rep 2018 Jun 25;15:4-7. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Ain-Shams University Hospital, 56, Ramsis St., El Abbasia, 11566 Cairo, Egypt.

Introduction: Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injury associated with coracoid process (CP) fracture is a rare injury and only case reports had been published in the literature. Although AC joint injury is not uncommon, there is controversy as regard the best stabilization method whether to use wires, hook plate, arthroscopic reconstruction or the recently described techniques of anatomic restoration of both the coracoclavicular (CC) and acromioclavicular (AC) ligaments to add stability in both the vertical as well as the horizontal plane for the AC joint. Isolated CP fracture rarely necessitates surgical intervention; but in association with AC joint injury; a controversy as regard best management, surgical approach, technique of stabilization and implant used is present due to paucity of literature.

Patient And Method: A 36 years old manual worker who sustained a combined injury of AC joint (grade III) and CP comminuted base fracture had been treated surgically in our hospital using a biplanar fixation technique; blind 4 mm cannulated screw for the CP fracture and anatomic reconstruction of the AC ligament using FibreTape (Arthrex, Naples, FL); to add stability in both the vertical and horizontal plane. Follow up was done for one year.

Results: After completion of rehabilitation program, patient could return to work with no shoulder pain in ten weeks postoperatively. Till the last follow up there was no evidence of loss of reduction or shoulder pain with a Constant score of 86.

Conclusion: Our technique in combined AC joint and CP fracture, address both injuries to add biplanar AC joint stability allowing accelerated rehabilitation and avoids metal hardware complications.
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