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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 953578, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/953578
Case Report

Distal Clavicle Osteolysis after Modified Weaver-Dunn’s Procedure for Chronic Acromioclavicular Dislocation: A Case Report and Review of Complications

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Parc de Salut Mar, Hospital del Mar and Hospital de l’Esperança, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Passeig Maritim 25-27, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
2Department of Radiology, Parc de Salut Mar, Hospital del Mar and Hospital de l’Esperança, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Passeig Maritim 25-27, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Received 20 July 2014; Revised 14 November 2014; Accepted 14 November 2014; Published 2 December 2014

Academic Editor: Masafumi Gotoh

Copyright © 2014 Eduard Alentorn-Geli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Distal clavicle osteolysis after acromioclavicular joint stabilization has only been described after the use of hardware for clavicle stabilization or synthetic graft causing a foreign body reaction. This paper reports a very rare case of distal clavicle osteolysis after modified Weaver-Dunn procedure for the treatment of chronic acromioclavicular joint dislocation. The paper also provides a comprehensive review of complications of this surgical technique and discusses a potential vascular etiology and preventive strategies aimed at avoiding clavicle osteolysis.