Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement with Minimal ACJ Excision Arthroplasty for Management of Massive ACJ Cyst - A Case Report

Shahril R Shaarani*, Hannan Mullett
Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Massive acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) cysts are an extremely rare cause of shoulder impairment and with limited consensus in its management. We present the first published case report of a patient with a massive ACJ cyst treated with a reverse total shoulder replacement with minimal ACJ excision arthroplasty.

Keywords: Acromioclavicular joint cyst, massive ACJ cyst, reverse shoulder replacement..