Acromioclavicular Joint - Horizontal Approach
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Acromioclavicular Joint - Horizontal Approach

This Acromioclavicular Joint – Horizontal Approach course will teach you:

  • To gain access to the acromioclavicular joint, in case of articular fractures, in order to attempt the restoration of anatomy and function through an open approach.
  • A horizontal approach is advocated in almost any shoulder fracture treatment especially in anterior glenoid fractures

With the following tips you might perform the Acromioclavicular Joint – Horizontal Approach even better:

  • Dissection of platysma muscle using electrocautery
  • Determination the extent of the incision

After studying the Acromioclavicular Joint – Horizontal Approach course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Joint instability

You might also be interested in:
Acromioclavicular Joint – Vertical Approach
Clavicle Bone – Anterior Approach

Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Identify

Identify the previously marked acromioclavicular joint, sternal notch, and the length of the clavicle bone.

Incise

Incise the skin in the direction of the previous incision, in a superolateral direction starting at the medial end of the clavicle towards the acromioclavicular joint.

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