Editorial Commentary: Is Posterior Distal Clavicle Beveling for Chronic Nonincarcerated Type IV Acromioclavicular Separation a Sufficient Treatment?

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While low-grade acromioclavicular injuries can be managed nonoperatively, high-grade separations may result in persistent pain or functional decline and require surgical intervention. The authors of “Posterior Distal Clavicle Beveling for Chronic Nonincarcerated Type IV Acromioclavicular Separations: Surgical Technique and Early Clinical Outcomes” present a case series reporting convincing results concerning functional outcomes and early return-to-sport rates for this rather rare condition. While this technique seemed to work well in this small series of patients, in our opinion, this procedure should be reserved for use in exceptional cases only.

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