Injuries from sporting activities account for 25–50% of all acromioclavicular (AC) separations. These injuries are the second most common type of dislocation to occur around the shoulder girdle at an overall incidence of almost 4 per 100,000 in the general population. The vast majority of AC separations (grades I, II, III) do very well with conservative treatment (Figure 1). Grades IV-VI are uncommon and are usually the result of a very high-energy injury which may need surgical repair (Figure 1). Yet, standard method for treating this common injury is still lacking, with more than sixty different surgical reconstruction techniques described.

Full Article: Acromioclavicular joint reconstruction with coracoacromial ligament transfer using the docking technique