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Volume:2 Issue:7 Number:568 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #4140
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COA: No difference between operative and nonoperative treatment of acromioclavicular joint

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OrthoEvidence. COA: No difference between operative and nonoperative treatment of acromioclavicular joint. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):568. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/4140

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

Operative versus Non-operative Treatment of Acute Dislocations of the Acromioclavicluar Joint: Results of a Multi-centre Randomized, Prospective Clinical Trial

Contributing Authors: Stéphane Pelet Michael D McKee Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


83 patients with acute, complete dislocations of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint were randomized to undergo operative repair with hook plate fixation or non-operative treatment. The results of this study indicate that the non-operative group achieved significantly better early outcomes scores; however, these differences were lost at the final follow-up. By the 2 year follow-up there were no signi...

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