Open anterior acromioplasty

Edward V. Craig

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Anterior acromioplasty is known to be an effective surgical treatment for subacromial impingement syndrome in those patients who do not respond to nonoperative treatment. The operative procedure, consisting of enlarging the supraspinatus "outlet" through which the musculotendinous cuff must pass, has a proven track record and has a high degree of success in relieving pain, improving function, and restoring the patient to preoperative level of activity.In those patients undergoing open anterior acromioplasty, the goals of surgery continue to be preservation of deltoid origin, adequate exposure so that satisfactory decompression can be performed, and adequate access to the rotator cuff so that associated pathology can be identified and corrected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-105
Number of pages8
JournalOperative Techniques in Sports Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1994

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  • acromioplasty
  • decompression
  • impingement
  • rotator cuff

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