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Osteomyelitis post acromioclavicular joint reconstruction


Yeak, Raymond Die Kiat and Daud, Hafiz and Mohd Nasir, Mohd Nizlan (2019) Osteomyelitis post acromioclavicular joint reconstruction. Chinese Journal of Traumatology, 22. pp. 182-185. ISSN 1008-1275


Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) injury is a common shoulder injury. There are various techniques of ACJ reconstruction. Superficial infection after ACJ reconstruction is not an uncommon complication. However, osteomyelitis post ACJ reconstruction has never been highlighted as a possible complication. Our patient is a 31-year-old male who sustained a Rockwood 5 ACJ dislocation and had anatomical ACJ reconstruction with autogenous gracilis and semitendinosus graft. Our technique involved the anatomical reconstruction of the ACJ and the coracoclavicular ligament with the usage of two bioscrews and the temporary stabilisation of the ACJ with two k-wires. As in any orthopaedic surgery, infection is often disastrous especially when the surgery involves implants. It can be disastrous with high morbidity to the patient as well as a costly complication to treat. Therefore, we wish to highlight this case as despite its rarity, osteomyelitis can be devastating to the patient and should be prevented if possible.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjtee.2019.03.004
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Acromioclavicular joint dislocation; Acromioclavicular joint reconstruction; Infection; Osteomyelitis; Complication
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2020 20:47
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2020 20:47
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/81594
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