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J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2014 Dec;22(3):329-32.

Clavicular hook plate for grade-III acromioclavicular dislocation.

Author information

1
Artroscopia GC Fundación García-Cugat, Hospital Quirón Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain & Mutua de la Federació Catalana de Fútbol, Barcelona, Spain.
2
Orthopedic Department, Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain.
3
Artroscopia GC Fundación García-Cugat, Hospital Quirón Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain & Department of Anatomy, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
4
Artroscopia GC Fundación García-Cugat, Hospital Quirón Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To review the outcomes of clavicular hook plate fixation for grade-III acromioclavicular (AC) dislocation in young athletes.

METHODS:

Medical records of 14 male and 5 female athletes aged 18 to 49 (mean, 29) years who underwent fixation with a 3.5-mm-thick, 15-mm-long clavicular hook plate for acute grade-III AC dislocation were reviewed. The visual analogue score for pain and the Constant shoulder score were assessed.

RESULTS:

The mean follow-up was 4.2 years. The mean visual analogue score for pain was 1.8 (range, 1-3). The Constant shoulder score was excellent (≥ 90) in 14 patients and good (83-89) in 5 patients. All patients achieved range of motion equal to that of the contralateral side at week 5. Sports activities were resumed by month 6 at the latest.

CONCLUSION:

The clavicular hook plate for grade- III AC dislocation enables quick return to sports activities and achieves good-to-excellent functional outcome.

KEYWORDS:

acromioclavicular joint; athletic injuries; dislocations

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PMID:
25550012
DOI:
10.1177/230949901402200312
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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