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Ac joint separation repair

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Not very often: There are three levels of a -c separation. 1-level one usually dose not need repair. 2- level two , most likely dose not need repair. 3 level three mo... Read More
Dr. Joseph Wilson
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
AC SEPARATION: Typically an AC JOINT separation can be treated conservatively when it is only a type 2 or 3. Treatment consists of therapy to regain motion after a s... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 29 years experience
Shoulder Separation: The a-c joint is the joint between the acromion (outer shoulder blade) and the clavicle (collarbone). An a-c joint separation involves injury to the ... Read More
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
AC separation: Surgery is still controversial. Repair could include pinning, screw fixation, and/or ligament reconstruction, or some combination thereof. Pinning o... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Depends on grade: An ac joint sprain can range from a minor stretch of the ligaments, to a complete rupture with significant displacement of the clavicle. Grade i-ii s... Read More
Dr. Joseph Wilson
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
AC SEPARATION: Typically an AC JOINT separation can be treated conservatively when it is only a type 2 or 3. Treatment consists of therapy to regain motion after a s... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: It depends partly on the severity of the injury and also on the activity level you are returning to. Don’t hesitate to follow up with an orthopedic s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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None til healed: After it has healed(no pain) start range of motion for the shoulder then add gradually increasing weights for the shoulder and add shrugs last.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Probably: Especially if acute and tender. Older injuries tend to be painless.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Shoulder sprain: Wherever two bones meet is a joint. Joints move in certain directions and use ligaments from one bone to the other to prevent movement in other direct... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wilson
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
AC SEPARATION: An AC JOINT separation can be treated conservatively when it is only a type 2 or 3. Treatment consists of therapy to regain motion after a short perio... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Shoulder separation: Most ac joint injuries are treated successfully without surgery. However, without an x-ray, it would be impossible to differentiate ac separation from... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me explian: The a_c separation could come in three degrees. 1-grade 1, when the separate about one third of his width. 2-grade 2 two third of his width. 3-grade 3... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Family Medicine 45 years experience
May be: All depends of you and if you have pain.

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