Therefore, it is recommended that a comparison of the coracoclavicular (CC) distance between the injured and contralateral side is performed, and then the percentage of difference between the two is calculated.
When performing surgery for type 3 injuries, 69% recommended reconstruction of the coracoclavicular ligaments.
Open reduction and internal fixation with an anatomically-contoured, low-profile distal clavicle plate with coracoclavicular
cerclage is a reliable method for treatment of unstable Neer Type II distal clavicle fractures.
In AC injury types I and II, the acromioclavicular ligaments are sprained or torn, but the coracoclavicular ligaments are intact.
A type III injury occurs when both the acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular ligaments are torn.
6) Forming the medial aspect of this joint is the clavicle, which functions as an intercalary strut between the axial skeleton and the upper limb via the acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular ligaments, which anchor it to the scapula.
The coracoclavicular ligaments play an important role in linking scapulohumeral motion and scapulothoracic motion.
Given persistent pain, limitations in activities of daily living, and radiographic evidence of ipsilateral distal clavicle and coracoid base nonunions with disruption of the coracoclavicular interval, the patient was indicated for operative intervention.
Radiographs demonstrated normal alignment of the clavicle with respect to the acromion, a reduced coracoclavicular interval, and a healed coracoid fracture (Fig.
The shoulder girdle effectively hangs from the clavicle by the coracoclavicular
Other surgical options include clavicular plates and screws, transacromial Rush nails, intramedullary Steinmann pins, and coracoclavicular
10-12) He distinguished the stable Type I fracture from the unstable Type II fracture in which the coracoclavicular
ligaments are detached from the medial fragment.