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Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery

, Volume 104, Issue 6, pp 371–373 | Cite as

The operative treatment of fresh ruptures of the acromioclavicular joint (Tossy III)

  • U. Heitemeyer
  • G. Hierholzer
  • G. Schneppendahl
  • J. Haines
Clinical and Experimental Forum

Summary

We give a preliminary report of ten patients with fresh dislocations of the acromioclavicular joint (Tossy III). All ten were operated with suture of the torn ligaments and indirect fixation of the acromioclavicular joint with a monocerclage wire passed around the coracoid process and the clavicle. Removal of metal was done 8 weeks later. None of the wires broke, and there were no problems with wound healing. Control X-rays under stress revealed stable acromioclavicular joints in all cases.

Keywords

Public Health Wound Healing Operative Treatment Preliminary Report Coracoid Process 
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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Heitemeyer
    • 1
  • G. Hierholzer
    • 1
  • G. Schneppendahl
    • 1
  • J. Haines
    • 1
  1. 1.Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik Duisburg-BuchholzDuisburg-BuchholzGermany

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