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AAOS: Operative vs. non-operative treatment for dislocations of acromio-clavicular joint

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April 2013

AAOS: Operative vs. non-operative treatment for dislocations of acromio-clavicular joint

Vol: 2| Issue: 3| Number:66| ISSN#: 2564-2537
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 Acromio-clavicular Joint

Contributing Authors:
MD McKee S Pelet J Lamontagne L Bedard EH Schemitsch J Hall M Vicente

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83 patients with acute dislocations acromio-clavicular (AC) joint were randomized to either operative repair (with hook plate fixation) or nonoperative treatment to compare their clinical outcomes. The assessment at 24 months indicated that hook plate fixation was not superior to nonoperative treatment. Although nonoperative treatment led to better clinical scores early on in the study, this diffe...

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