The stabilizing effect of various implants on the torn acromioclavicular joint

@article{Kiefer1986TheSE,
  title={The stabilizing effect of various implants on the torn acromioclavicular joint},
  author={H. P. Kiefer and Lutz Claes and C. Burri and Josef F Holzwarth},
  journal={Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={106},
  pages={42-46}
}
A biomechanical in vitro test was performed to determine the stabilizing effect of various implants for the surgical treatment of the torn acromioclavicular joint. In a specially designed testing device, plastic and cadaver specimens of the shoulder girdle were stressed in various ways. Different dislocations between the acromion and the clavicle and between the clavicle and the coracoid were determined, as well as the stiffness of the implants. A convenient stabilizing effect combined with… CONTINUE READING