Arthroscopic Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction involves the separation of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint, where the collarbone, or clavicle, and the highest point of the shoulder blade, or acromion, should meet. During this procedure, your surgeon will use a tiny camera – called an arthroscope – to see into the AC joint, and re-suspend the arm in its normal anatomical position using sutures and ligaments attached to the clavicle and acromion. A donated graft is used to reconstruct the ligaments by looping the graft from the front of the shoulder blade to the top of the clavicle.
What It Treats
Arthroscopic Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction is used to repair severe separation of the AC joint that has caused instability, muscle fatigue, or painful arthritis due to an injury.Schedule an Appointment