Surgical treatment of acromioclavicular dislocation associated with midshaft fracture of the ipsilateral clavicle


acromioclavicular ; dislocation ; clavicle ; fracture ; osteosynthesis

Published online: Feb 13 2021

Judith P.M. Schots, Simon N. van Laarhoven, Paul A. Hustinx, Annette M. Pijnenburg, Berry Meesters, Erik R. de Loos

From the Zuyderland medical center, The Netherlands


Acromioclavicular dislocation combined with a midshaft clavicle fracture is a rare traumatic shoulder problem. Various treatment options have been described in literature. We describe a new technique using a hook plate and coracoclavicular sling to replace the ruptured coracoclavicular ligaments in combination with plate osteosynthesis of the clavicle fracture. Furthermore, we provide a short overview of the few cases described in literature and their treatment options.