Surgical treatment of acute type-V acromioclavicular injuries in athletes

@article{Verhaven1993SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of acute type-V acromioclavicular injuries in athletes},
  author={E F Verhaven and H. Deboeck and Patrick Haentjens and F. W. J. Handelberg and Pierre Paul Casteleyn and Pierre Opdecam},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={112},
  pages={189-192}
}
In a prospective study, 18 consecutive athletes with an acute type-V acromioclavicular sprain were treated with a coracoclavicular repair using a double velour Dacron graft. All patients were reviewed after a mean follow-up period of 6 years (range: 2–9 years). At follow-up, 12 patients (66.7%) showed a good or excellent result according to the Imatani evaluation system, and six patients (33.3%) demonstrated a fair or poor result according to the same system. Loss of reduction was encountered… CONTINUE READING
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