Leigh, Ariel Murray, Meghan Schmidt, Mary Stocks, Allison
Acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation involves the tearing of several key ligaments that connect the clavicle to the scapula. Depending on the severity of the separation, a variety of non-operative and operative treatments are employed to repair the AC joint. The Depuy Mitek SCOPE team was tasked with developing alternative surgical techniques and tools to those already in use. Through research and exploration, the team produced novel proof-of-concepts to address them. Prototypes were tested both in laboratory tests and alongside experienced surgeons to improve the concepts.