Subcoracoid dislocation of the lateral end of the clavicle. A report of three cases

C. Gerber, C. A. Rockwood

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Abstract

Subcoracoid dislocation of the lateral end of the clavicle is a rare injury. We recommend open reduction with reapproximation of the torn ligaments, temporary fixation with a coracoclavicular lag screw, and repair of the fascia of the deltoid and trapezius muscles. In the five patients whose cases were reviewed, completely functional shoulders were the final result of treatment despite late radiographic evidence of ossification or synostosis in the coracoclavicular ligaments and osteolysis of the lateral end of the clavicle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)924-927
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Volume69
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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