Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 2

Surface Marking a Helpful Technique in the Approach of Acromioclavicular Joint During Shoulder Arthroscopy

Munawar Shah1*, Usama Bin Saeed2, Mohammed Sufyan3, Danial Shah4 and Kishen Parekh41

1Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Walsall Manor Hospital, West Midlands, UK
2International Fellow, Walsall Manor Hospital, West Midlands, UK
3Assistant Professor, Liaqat National Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
4Assistant Professor, Liaqat National Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Munawar Shah, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Walsall Manor Hospital, Senior Author, Supervision, West Midlands, UK.

Received: November 30, 2020; Published: January 16, 2020



Background: The aim of study is to evaluate the effectiveness of surface marking in determining working portal for acromioclavicular joint pathology during shoulder arthroscopy.

Method: This prospective study was conducted in Walsall Manor Hospital from January 2015 to December 2017 during which 47 patient of shoulder arthroscopy was admitted with diagnosis of acromioclavicular joint pathology. Surface marking of acromioclavicular joint was done in every patient with the technique described below before starting shoulder arthroscopy, which later used for making ACJ portal.

Result: Out of 47 patient we were able to reach acromioclavicular joint in 45 patients with help of surface marking before shoulder arthroscopy which results in decrease in intraoperative time and complications in shoulder arthroscopy.

Conclusion: Surface marking of acromioclavicular joint by described technique is helpful in making acromioclavicular joint decompression portal during shoulder arthroscopy.

Keywords: Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ); Surface Marking; Shoulder Arthroscopy



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Citation: Munawar Shah., et al. “Surface Marking a Helpful Technique in the Approach of Acromioclavicular Joint During Shoulder Arthroscopy".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 4.2 (2020): 02-05.


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