scapuloclavicular


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scap·u·lo·cla·vic·u·lar

 (skăp′yə-lō-klə-vĭk′yə-lər)
adj.
Of, relating to, or affecting both the scapula and the clavicle.
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12] classified coracoid fractures into two types from a functional point of view according to the relationship between the fracture site and the CCL; type I fractures occurring proximal to this ligament attachment destroy the scapuloclavicular connection, whereas type II fractures distal to this attachment basically preserve this connection.
However, the coracoclavicular ligaments allow the scapula to rotate downward as the clavicle rotates upward, a phenomenon referred to as synchronous scapuloclavicular motion, with only 5[degrees] to 8[degrees] of motion occurring at the AC joint.
6) These investigators recommend operative treatment of the unstable type I fracture to reestablish the scapuloclavicular connection.