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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Table 3 Rate of complications according to different studies

From: Management of chronic unstable acromioclavicular joint injuries

Study n Technique Mean follow-up (months) Rate of complications Type of complications
Tauber et al. [18] 24 12 patients, modified Weaver–Dunn
12 patients, autogenous semitendinosus tendon graft
37 12.5% (3/24) Semitendinous group, 1 mild loss of reduction. 1 mild hyperesthesia of the saphenous nerve. Weaver–Dunn group, 1 superficial wound infection
Boileau et al. [25] 10 All-arthroscopic Weaver–Dunn–Chuinard procedure with double-button fixation 12.8 20% (2/10) 1 Superficial infection of the superior portal. 1 lateral migration of the subcoracoid EndoButton
Carofino et al. [31] 22 reconstructions in 21 patients. 16 were available for follow-up Open anatomical CC ligament reconstruction 21 18.75% (3/16) 1 Persistent ACJ pain. 1 chronic infection, requiring removal of the allograft and latissimus flap coverage. 1 loss of reduction
Yoo et al. [32] 13 Arthroscopically assisted anatomical CC reconstruction with tendon graft 17 23% (3/13) 3 Loss of reduction. In all patients, mild displacement
Fraschini et al. [34] 60 managed surgically and 30 managed conservatively 30 CC reconstructions with DACRON®, 30 CC reconstructions with LARS® 15 43% (13/30) in the DACRON® group and 3.3% (1/30) in the LARS® group DACRON® group: 7 recurrences due to neoligament rupture, 4 aseptic separations, 1 clavicle fracture and 1 coracoid fracture. LARS® group: 1 neoligament rupture
Cook et al. [43] 10 Arthroscopic CC ligament reconstruction with GraftRope (Arthrex) plus tendon allograft 9.7 80% (8/10) 8 Loss of reduction, 4 revision surgeries