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Zhongguo Gu Shang. 2012 Feb;25(2):170-2.

[Treatment strategy of double disruption of the superior shoulder suspensor complex (SSSC)].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedics, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou 325000, Zhejiang, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To discuss efficacy of the surgical treatment strategy of double disruption of the superior shoulder suspensor complex (SSSC).

METHODS:

The data of 15 patients with double disruption of the SSSC were retrospectively analyzed from January 2008 to December 2009. There were 11 males and 4 females, with an average age of 45.1 years (ranged, 19 to 60). Of them, 8 patients were treated with surgery and 7 patients with conservative treatment. The short-term effectiveness was evaluated according to Constant-Murley scoring system.

RESULTS:

All patients were followed up for 7 to 24 months with an average of 14.4 months. All fractures healed with a mean time of 12.3 weeks (ranged, 9 to 12). At final follow-up, the Constant-Murley scores with patients of surgical treatment was (92.37 +/- 1.99), and patients of conservative treatment was (55.52 +/- 1.29).

CONCLUSION:

Surgical treatment can restore the integrality of SSSC, in favour of stability between upper limb and trunk.

PMID:
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