International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2021, Volume 7 Issue 3

Management of rockwood type III acute acromioclavicular joint dislocation using closed loop double endobutton technique

Author(s): Dr. Sanjan Das, Dr. Siddhartha Rai, Dr. Mahibul Islam and Dr. Dhruba Narayan Borah
Abstract: Background: Type III Acromioclavicular joint injuries poses a management quandary to the orthopaedic surgeons owing to lack of consensus regarding its management. A multitude of fixation techniques have been devised, used and rejected as per clinical and experimental studies. In this study, we aim to evaluate the efficacy of closed loop double endobutton technique in the management of acute Rockwood Type III AC joint injuries.
Materials and Methods : A total of 17 patients were included in our study operated using double endobutton and polyester no. 5 suture. Subjective shoulder value and Constant-Murley score was used to evaluate the functional outcome. Follow up was done till a minimum of 1 year.
Results: The Constant -Murley score at final follow up was 95.4 and the subjective shoulder value was 93.2 %. No major complications were seen in our study.
Conclusion: The results of our study suggest that the closed loop double endobutton technique is an excellent surgical modality in the setting of acute type III AC joint dislocation and is associated with minimal complications.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sanjan Das, Dr. Siddhartha Rai, Dr. Mahibul Islam, Dr. Dhruba Narayan Borah. Management of rockwood type III acute acromioclavicular joint dislocation using closed loop double endobutton technique. Int J Orthop Sci 2021;7(3):21-24. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2021.v7.i3a.2722
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences