ArticleInjuries to the Acromioclavicular JointGalatz, Leesa M. M.D.*; Barrett, Susan M.D.*; Williams, Gerald R. Jr. M.D.†Section Editor(s): Cannor, W. Dilworth Jr. M.D.; DeHaven, Kenneth E. M.D.; Terry, Glenn C. M.D.; McCluskey, George M. III M.D. Author Information From the *Shoulder and Elbow Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; and the †Shoulder and Elbow Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Send correspondence and reprint requests to Gerald R. Williams, Jr., M.D., Penn Orthopaedic Institute, 1 Cupp Pavilion, Presbyterian Hospital, 39th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104. E-mail: email@example.com Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review: January-February-March 2001 - Volume 9 - Issue 1 - p 44-51 Buy Abstract The acromioclavicular joint is commonly involved in traumatic injuries that affect the shoulder. Treatment of these injuries has been controversial, and continues to evolve to this day. There are few injuries that have had as large a number of different procedures described as those of the acromioclavicular joint, due, in large part, to the varying degrees of injury. Procedures have changed as our understanding of the biomechanics of the joint has increased. This review focuses on the surgical management of acute and chronic acromioclavicular dislocations in the throwing athlete. © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.