Purpose: Hook plate (HP) is a popular implant of choice in the management of highgrade acute acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) dislocations. Recently, suspensory loop systems have drawn significant interest with comparable results and additionally does not warrant implant removal. However, no studies have compared the outcomes of HP vis-a-vis Dog Bone TM Button with dual FiberTape® (DB). Methods: 38 patients who underwent HP or Arthroscopic assisted single tunnel DB fixation to stabilize high-grade ACJ dislocations were retrospectively included in study for clinically and radiological evaluation at a minimum follow up of one year. American Shoulder and Elbow Society and Constant Murley scores were used for clinical assessment. The radiological evaluation was done by assessing quality of reduction, measuring coracoclavicular distance (CCD), and extent of subacromial erosion. Results: For final follow up evaluation, both HP and DB group had 16 patients each. The mean follow-up was 55.38 ± 10.9 and 32.88 ± 14.0 months in HP and DB group, respectively. No significant difference in mean ASES (p=0.71) and CM score (p=0.62) was found between the two groups. The DB group revealed higher CCD at the final follow-up compared to the HP group (p=0.01). Although statistically insignificant, there were more subluxations and dislocations in the DB group (37.5%) compared to the HP group (25%). The subacromial erosion was noted in all cases of the HP group at time of implant removal. Conclusion: Both groups revealed satisfactory functional and radiological outcome. However, the DB group showed a higher tendency of loss of reduction.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine