IJOCP | March 2015| Volume 2| Issue 1 | Page
Conference: Bangalore Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference BOSCON-2015,India [Click for Full details]  

Authors: Somashekar ,  J.N. Sridharamurthy , Maulik B. Shah

Authors Affiliations: KIMSH, Bangalore

Address of correspondence:e-mail ID –maulikshah111@gmail.com


Abstract                                                                                                                 

Title: Suture Repair Using Loop Technique in Acute Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation in Elderly – A Case Series

Background: Acromioclavicular joint dissociation may not be a common injury, yet it may cause limitations in activity. Type III, IV , V and VI need operative repair. In this study, a technique using no. 1 non-absorbable suture material is advocated to reduce and maintain the reduction of acromioclavicular joint. The resuturedcoracoclavicular ligament heals in the meanwhile.

Material and methods: 20 patients who presented in Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and hospital, Bangalore (all 20 male) with type III and V acromioclavicular joint dissociation were studied. In all cases no. 1 non-absorbable suture material was used through a hole drilled in the coracoids process and through two holes drilled in the lateral third of the clavicle. The coracoclavicular ligament was resutured.

Results: Patients were followed up over a period of 2 years. At the final follow up, all patients had returned to their pre-injury level of activity, with significant improvement in University of California Los Angeles score.

Conclusions: This simple technique provided good results in all the 20 patients with no loss of reduction. All the patients were able to return to their pre-injury level of activity without any deformity, weakness, pain or limitation of range of motion. This technique does not use any graft material or any hardware which require another procedure to remove them.

How to Cite this Abstract
Somashekar ,  J.N. Sridharamurthy , Maulik B. Shah. Suture Repair Using Loop Technique in Acute Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation in Elderly – A Case Series. International Journal of Conference Proceedings. March 2015;(2015):6.