What is a Weaver-Dunn procedure that is performed with an ORIF of a fx clavicle?
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Dr. Hasan is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder, elbow, and general orthopaedic problems. Dr. Hasan has received the M.D. degree and a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, both from Vanderbilt University. He completed residency training at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago followed by fellowship training at both the University of Washington and the Texas Orthopaedic Hospital in Houston.
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An ORIF of a fx clavicle is an open reduction and internal fixation of a clavicle fracture. That is, using an incision (open) and fixation (usually with plate and screws or pins) for a fracture of the collarbone. The Weaver-Dunn procedure refers to using a ligament (coraco-acromial ligament) to reconstruct two other torn ligaments (coraco-clavicular ligaments) that are typically torn in more severe acromioclavicular (AC) joint separations. Sometimes, tissue other than the coraco-acromial ligament is used (hamstring tendon or cadaveric tendon). The existence of both conditions in the same shoulder is unusual.