Acromioclavicular joint injury: type 2

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Fell off horse and landed on elbow. Pain and disability to shoulder.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

AC joint space and CC distances are widened. The distal clavicle is displaced superiorly compared to the acromion. Overlying soft tissue swelling. No fracture. Glenohumeral joint is normal. 

CONCLUSION

Rockwood type II acromioclavicular joint injury. 

Case Discussion

Classification of AC joint injuries can be a useful guide for treatment as certain types will often require operative management while others are typically managed non-operatively.

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Case information

rID: 30774
Case created: 3rd Sep 2014
Last edited: 28th Jan 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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