Complications in AC Joint Stabilization

  • Richard L. Auran
  • Evan S. Lederman
  • Reuben Gobezie


New techniques have been developed to assist in surgical repair of acromioclavicular joint(ACJ) injuries. The most common complication of treatment is loss of fixation and recurrent ACJ instability. Other common complications include: Fracture of the coracoid or clavicle, hardware failure, and infection. This chapter reviews the common intraoperative and postoperative complications of ACJ procedures.


Acromioclavicular joint Complications Clavicle fracture Coracoid fracture Hardware failure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. Auran
    • 1
  • Evan S. Lederman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Reuben Gobezie
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine—PhoenixPhoenixUSA
  2. 2.The Orthopedic Clinic AssociationPhoenixUSA
  3. 3.The Cleveland Shoulder InstituteBeachwoodUSA

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