Acromioclavicular joint injury - Rockwood III

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky


Trauma to right shoulder

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Right shoulder


Complete disruption of the acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular ligaments and associated acromioclavicular joint effusion with joint capsule rupture. Upward migration of the lateral clavicle with contact loss of the acromioclavicular joint surface. Muscle fiber tear of the trapezius and deltoid muscles.

Case Discussion

According to Rockwood classification, this injury is considered type III acromioclavicular joint injury. 

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