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Fracture clavicle with acromioclavicular dislocation: a complex injury

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Rajeshkumar G. Kakwani, 26, Cheswick Drive, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE3 5DT, UK.
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Abstract

Isolated injuries of the acromioclavicular joint and clavicle shaft fracture are very common. However, the combination injury of mid-clavicular fracture with acromioclavicular dislocation is very rare. We present a case of fracture of midshaft clavicle with acromioclavicular dislocation treated with contoured clavicular locking plate and Tightrope (Arthrex Inc., Naples, FL, USA) stabilization of the acromioclavicular dislocation.

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