AC reconstruction is surgery to repair a ligament injury. A ligament is connective tissue that connects bones or holds a joint together. The AC is where the highest point of your shoulder bone meets your clavicle (collarbone).​

Shoulder Surgeries

AC-Joint Reconstruction​

​Arthroscopic Stabilization of Shoulder. Arthroscopic stabilization is a surgical procedure to treat chronic instability of shoulder joint. ... A tear in the labrum or rotator cuff and ligament tear in the front of the shoulder (a Bankart lesion) may lead to repeated shoulder dislocations.

Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization​

The Latarjet procedure is a surgical procedure performed to treat shoulder instability by relocating a piece of bone with an attached tendon to the shoulder joint. The Latarjet procedure is indicated for anterior shoulder instability that is recurrent and caused by a bony Bankart lesion.​

Latarjet Procedure

Reverse Shoulder Replacement​

In a reverse shoulder replacement, the normal ball-and-socket structure is reversed. An artificial ball is attached to the shoulder blade. An artificial socket is attached to the top of the arm bone. The large deltoid muscle that covers the shoulder is typically able to move the arm.​

Shoulder joint replacement. In shoulder replacement surgery, the damaged parts of the shoulder are removed and replaced with artificial components, called a prosthesis. The treatment options are either replacement of just the head of the humerus bone (ball), or replacement of both the ball and the socket (glenoid).​

Anatomic Shoulder Replacement​

Rotator Cuff Repair​

Rotator cuff repair is surgery to repair a torn tendon in the shoulder. The procedure can be done with a large (open) incision or with shoulder arthroscopy, which uses smaller incisions.​

Superior Capsular Reconstruction​

Superior Capsular Reconstruction can be used to address these tears in which there is not sufficient rotator cuff to repair. This procedure involves use of a graft secured to the glenoid and greater tuberosity to reconstruct the superior capsule, restoring joint function and superior glenohumeral stability.​

© Copyright 2019 Dr Mike Van Niekerk.  All Rights Reserved.​

Websites by On Design

15 Kensington Avenue,
Whangarei,
New Zealand​

Monday - Friday from 8:00 - 5:30

Home