FRACTURE OF THE MEDIAL THIRD OF THE CLAVICLE AND DISLOCATION OF THE ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT
Sercan AKPINAR1, Murat A HERSEKLİ1, Hüseyin DEMİRÖRS1, Reha N TANDOĞAN2
1Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Başkent University School of Medicine Adana Medical Center, Adana, Turkey
2Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Başkent University School of Medicine Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: Clavicle Fracture, Acromioclavicular Dislocation.
Introduction: Ipsilateral fracture of the clavicle and dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint is seen very rare. Case Report: We report a 55-year-old male patient who had an automobile accident striking his right shoulder. Radiographic examination revealed a fracture of the medial third of the clavicle associated with Type-III acromioclavicular dislocation. The patient underwent open reduction and internal fixation of his clavicle fracture and stabilization of his acromioclavicular separation.
Conclusion: Twelve months postoperatively, the patient was asymptomatic and had a full range of motion of the shoulder.