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Acromioclavicular Joint Injury
Michael J. Tuite, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Synonyms

            • Acromioclavicular (AC) dislocation, AC separation, shoulder separation
          • Definitions

            • Subluxation or dislocation at AC joint or sprain of AC ligament
              • Distal clavicle displaced relative to acromion

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Stucken C et al: Management of acromioclavicular joint injuries. Orthop Clin North Am. 46(1):57-66, 2015
                                          2. Schneider MM et al: Inter- and intraobserver reliability of the Rockwood classification in acute acromioclavicular joint dislocations. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. ePub, 2014
                                          3. Chillemi C et al: Epidemiology of isolated acromioclavicular joint dislocation. Emerg Med Int. 2013:171609, 2013
                                          4. Virtanen KJ et al: Surgical treatment of Rockwood grade-V acromioclavicular joint dislocations: 50 patients followed for 15–22 years. Acta Orthop. 84(2):191-5, 2013
                                          5. Kraeutler MJ et al: Inter- and intraobserver reliability of the radiographic diagnosis and treatment of acromioclavicular joint separations. Orthopedics. 35(10):e1483-7, 2012
                                          6. Oki S et al: The function of the acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular ligaments in shoulder motion: a whole-cadaver study. Am J Sports Med. 40(11):2617-26, 2012
                                          7. Alyas F et al: MR imaging appearances of acromioclavicular joint dislocation. Radiographics. 28(2):463-79; quiz 619, 2008
                                          8. Bishop JY et al: Treatment of the acute traumatic acromioclavicular separation. Sports Med Arthrosc. 14(4):237-45, 2006
                                          9. Barnes CJ et al: Magnetic resonance imaging of the coracoclavicular ligaments: its role in defining pathoanatomy at the acromioclavicular joint. J Surg Orthop Adv. 13(2):69-75, 2004
                                          10. Antonio GE et al: Pictorial essay. MR imaging appearance and classification of acromioclavicular joint injury. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 180(4):1103-10, 2003
                                          11. Ernberg LA et al: Radiographic evaluation of the acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joints. Clin Sports Med. 22(2):255-75, 2003
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Pathology

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Acromioclavicular (AC) dislocation, AC separation, shoulder separation
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Subluxation or dislocation at AC joint or sprain of AC ligament
                                                      • Distal clavicle displaced relative to acromion

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                      • Presentation

                                                                        • Demographics

                                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                            • Treatment

                                                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                              • Consider

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Stucken C et al: Management of acromioclavicular joint injuries. Orthop Clin North Am. 46(1):57-66, 2015
                                                                                  2. Schneider MM et al: Inter- and intraobserver reliability of the Rockwood classification in acute acromioclavicular joint dislocations. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. ePub, 2014
                                                                                  3. Chillemi C et al: Epidemiology of isolated acromioclavicular joint dislocation. Emerg Med Int. 2013:171609, 2013
                                                                                  4. Virtanen KJ et al: Surgical treatment of Rockwood grade-V acromioclavicular joint dislocations: 50 patients followed for 15–22 years. Acta Orthop. 84(2):191-5, 2013
                                                                                  5. Kraeutler MJ et al: Inter- and intraobserver reliability of the radiographic diagnosis and treatment of acromioclavicular joint separations. Orthopedics. 35(10):e1483-7, 2012
                                                                                  6. Oki S et al: The function of the acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular ligaments in shoulder motion: a whole-cadaver study. Am J Sports Med. 40(11):2617-26, 2012
                                                                                  7. Alyas F et al: MR imaging appearances of acromioclavicular joint dislocation. Radiographics. 28(2):463-79; quiz 619, 2008
                                                                                  8. Bishop JY et al: Treatment of the acute traumatic acromioclavicular separation. Sports Med Arthrosc. 14(4):237-45, 2006
                                                                                  9. Barnes CJ et al: Magnetic resonance imaging of the coracoclavicular ligaments: its role in defining pathoanatomy at the acromioclavicular joint. J Surg Orthop Adv. 13(2):69-75, 2004
                                                                                  10. Antonio GE et al: Pictorial essay. MR imaging appearance and classification of acromioclavicular joint injury. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 180(4):1103-10, 2003
                                                                                  11. Ernberg LA et al: Radiographic evaluation of the acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joints. Clin Sports Med. 22(2):255-75, 2003