Acromioclavicular joint reconstruction with the LARS ligament in professional versus non-professional athletes

Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli, Christopher Manning, Philip Wright, Alberto Grassi, Stefano Zaffagnini, Lennard Funk

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Abstract

Purpose: To compare outcomes of acromioclavicular (AC) joint reconstruction with ligament augmentation and reconstruction system (LARS) ligament in professional and non-professional athletes at 2-year minimum follow-up. Methods: Forty-three patients (men; mean age 30, range 19–54 years) with Rockwood type III to V chronic AC joint dislocations underwent AC joint reconstruction with LARS ligament and standardized rehabilitation. Patients were divided into two groups: professionals (22) and non-professionals (21). Clinical and radiological evaluations were performed preoperatively, at 3- and 24-month follow-up. Results: All clinical (Oxford and Constant) scores and patient satisfaction improved significantly from preoperative to follow-up intervals (p 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1961-1967
Number of pages7
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • Acromioclavicular joint
  • Dislocation
  • LARS artificial ligament
  • Reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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