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Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow 2012;15(2):143-147.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 2012.
Triple Disruption of the Superior Shoulder Suspensory Complex: Case Report at 5-year-follow up
Chang Meen Sung, Hyung Bin Park
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, South Korea.
상부 견갑 현수 복합체의 3중 붕괴 - 5년 추시 증례 보고 -
경상대학교 정형외과학교실 및 건강과학연구원
A triple disruption of the SSSC, an extremely rare injury, has been reported by only a few authors. We present a patient who had sustained a triple disruption of the SSSC: coracoid and scapular spine fractures, and an acromioclavicular joint separation. Treatment consisted of an anatomical restoration of the SSSC, with maintenance of the acromiohumeral and coracohumeral distances; this was achieved by open reduction and internal fixation of the fractures and of the separation. Six months after surgery, the injured shoulder was asymptomatic, with full range of motion. Five years after surgery, at the final follow-up, the function of the SSSC had been restored to the patient's complete satisfaction.
Key Words: Floating shoulder; Coracoid fracture; Scapular fracture; AC joint separation; SSSC


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