The reassembling or re-forming of something from constituent parts.
- Surgical restoration of function of a body part, such as with a bypass or plastic surgery.
- Aortic reconstruction restoration of function to a damaged aorta, as by bypass
The whole upper limb is prepared in the usual manner. The tendon of palmaris longus is harvested via conventional methods and placed in saline. In those lacking palmaris longus, we use half the tendon of flexor carpi radialis. The wounds can then be closed and dressed.
A transverse incision is made over the AC joint. The capsule is opened longitudinally and the dislocation inspected. An excision of the distal clavicle of approximately 7 mm is performed and the acromion roughened up.