Despite widely varying techniques, coracoclavicular (CC) stabilization after traumatic, unstable acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocations shows notable rates of perioperative complications, radiographic loosening, and, ultimately, loss of anatomic reduction. Loss of reduction can occur in upward of 40% of cases after CC repair or reconstruction. Complications and unplanned reoperations can approach 30% and 1.2% to 5.4%, respectively. While we posit that AC joint congruity confers greater shoulder function, anatomic reduction does not always correlate with patient satisfaction or favorable outcomes, which is estimated in up to 88% of surgically treated cases. AC joint repair or reconstruction often uses cortical suspensory button devices to maintain reduction until sufficient soft tissue healing of the CC and AC ligaments. Over time, the so-called windshield wiper phenomenon of the suture-button construct may lead to tunnel osteolysis and, in severe cases, secondary fracture of the coracoid or clavicle. Current efforts to characterize the extent of tunnel widening and ascertain its implications for radiographic outcomes are critical. Whether using inset, low-profile top hat devices or onlay buttons with adjustable loop fixation, loss of AC joint congruity remains unacceptably high. We should strive to more consistently trade a “bump for a scar,” not a bump and a scar!Copyright © 2023 Arthroscopy Association of North America. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.