Arthroscopic Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction Using Graft Augmentation and Titanium Implants.

Ranne JO1,2, Kainonen TU1, Kosola JA3, Lempainen LL1,2, Kanto KJ4, Lehtinen JT4.

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1 Sports Trauma Research Unit, Neo Hospital, Turku, Finland.
2 Paavo Nurmi Centre, Department of Physical Activity and Health, the University of Turku, Turku, Finland.
3 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.
4 Department of Orthopedics, The Hatanpaa City Hospital, Tampere, Finland.


Several techniques have been introduced to treat acromioclavicular separation with coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction using graft augmentation. A modified arthroscopic technique for coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction was used based on a previous technique where the supportive device and tendon graft share the clavicular and coracoid drill holes. A notable problem with the previous technique was large protruding suture knots on the washer and clavicle, which could predispose to wound infection. In this modified technique, titanium implants were introduced. The implants hid the suture knot on the clavicle, and less foreign material was needed between the clavicular and coracoid implants.PMID: 29868420 PMCID: PMC5984290 DOI: 10.1016/j.eats.2017.11.005


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