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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 95-101

Role of loop suture technique for treatment of acute acromioclavicular joint dislocation

1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Menshawy General Hospital, Tanta, Egypt
2 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

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MSc Ahmed M Ezz
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Menshawy General Hospital, El-Gharbia, Marawan St Cross Motawakel St., Tanta, 31111
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DOI: 10.4103/tmj.tmj_69_17

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Background Acromioclavicular joint has an important role in suspensory mechanism of shoulder joint to the axial skeleton. Acromio-Clavicular Joint (ACJ) dislocation is not a common injury, yet it may cause limitations. In this study, a modified novel loop technique is evaluated. Aim The aim of the study is to assess the outcome of double-loop Ethibond sutures in ACJ dislocations of grades IV, V, and VI and some cases of grade III. Patients and methods This prospective randomized study was conducted on 21 patients with acute dislocations of ACJ. All the patients were treated by loop suture technique using Ethibond sutures. Results All patients presented with acute ACJ. The final results were analyzed, and it was found that the grade of dislocation is inversely proportional with end results. Earlier operated patients got better results. Time of pins removal, compliance to physical therapy, and postoperative exercises affect the final results. Conclusion The results show high incidence of good outcome. It could not be proven that the good results are owing to CC ligament healing or Ethibond sutures.

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