Acromioclavicular injury - Rockwood type III

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Motorcycle accident.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Elevated right clavicle above the superior border of the acromion with a coracoclavicular distance at 15 mm, less than twice normal (i.e. <25 mm).

The MRI sequences demonstrate an elevation of the right clavicle above the upper border of the acromion with a ruptured joint capsule as well as the acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular ligaments. Note edematous infiltration of the adjacent soft tissues and bone marrow of the distal clavicle. No evidence of deltoid or trapezius muscles rupture.

Case Discussion

Radiographic and MRI features of an acromioclavicular injury type III according to the Rockwood classification

Additional contributor: R. Bouguelaa, MD.

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Case information

rID: 67129
Published: 30th Mar 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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