Acromioclavicular Joint - Vertical Approach
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Acromioclavicular Joint - Vertical Approach

This Acromioclavicular Joint – Vertical 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.
  • An anterior open vertical approach is used for simple acromion fractures and nailing of proximal humeral fractures.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Acromioclavicular Joint – Vertical Approach:

  • Deltoid muscle transection
  • Axillary nerve injury
  • Joint exposure by deltoid muscle retraction

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

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

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

  • Joint instability

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

Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

Mark the coracoid process, the lateral part of the clavicle and the acromion.

Incise

Incise the skin vertically from the coracoid process upwards towards the acromioclavicular region.

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