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Volume:2 Issue:7 Number:282 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #3747
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OTA: AC joint dislocation: operative treatment does not improve short term outcomes

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OrthoEvidence. OTA: AC joint dislocation: operative treatment does not improve short term outcomes. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):282. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/3747

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Acute Dislocations of the Acromioclavicular Joint: Results of a Multicenter Randomized, Prospective Clinical Trial

Contributing Authors: Michael D McKee Stéphane Pelet Milena R Vicente

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83 patients with acute, complete dislocations of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint were randomized to receive operative treatment or non-operative treatment. Although joint reduction was restored with operative treatment, the non-operative treatment group achieved significantly better early outcome scores, but this difference was lost at the final follow-up. By the end of the 2 year study, it was d...

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