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What all happens in shoulder-ac joint surgery?
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: AC joint surgery
In ac joint surgery the clavicle is secured to the coracoid process of the scapula to decrease the separation of the ac joint.
A graft is frequently used to reconstruct the torn coracoclavicular ligaments.

In brief: AC joint surgery
In ac joint surgery the clavicle is secured to the coracoid process of the scapula to decrease the separation of the ac joint.
A graft is frequently used to reconstruct the torn coracoclavicular ligaments.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: AC joint surgery
The clavicle acts like a strut, at the far lateral end it supports the scapula, and the weight of the entire arm. When the supporting ligaments are torn badly enough to require surgery, a soft tissue graft is passed around or through the coracoid, and around or through the end of the clavicle, where it is secured.
Additional fixation needed to off-load graft until it heals.

In brief: AC joint surgery
The clavicle acts like a strut, at the far lateral end it supports the scapula, and the weight of the entire arm. When the supporting ligaments are torn badly enough to require surgery, a soft tissue graft is passed around or through the coracoid, and around or through the end of the clavicle, where it is secured.
Additional fixation needed to off-load graft until it heals.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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