Arthroscopic debridement of the acromioclavicular joint and distal clavicle resection

M. D. Miller, Evan L. Flatow

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Painful disorders of the acromioclavicular joint that have not responded to extensive nonoperative management are well treated by arthroscopic resection of the distal clavicle. When the acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular ligaments are intact and the joint is stable, excellent pain relief and function may be achieved, and bone removal is comparable with that obtained with open techniques. When acromioclavicular disease is isolated, a direct (superior) approach to the acromioclavicular joint is preferred. When a subacromial procedure (usually acromioplasty) is also planned, a bursal approach is used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-203
Number of pages12
JournalOperative Techniques in Sports Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Acromioclavicular
  • Arthroscopy
  • Clavicle
  • Shoulder


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