Acromioclavicular joint injury (type V)

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Fall off bicycle. Left shoulder injury.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years

Left shoulder

There is an acromioclavicular injury with the elevation of the clavicle doubling the coracoclavicular distance (grade V); local edema. No evidence of fractures.

Case Discussion

Acromioclavicular joint injuries are common and range from a mild sprain to complete disruption of the acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) and injury to surrounding structures.

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Case information

rID: 44768
Published: 5th May 2016
Last edited: 14th Feb 2020
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