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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
AC separation: It depends upon the severity of the separation. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. May need minimal support with a sling, or may be a candidate for s ... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: What grade that separation is, some grade three some it take longer time to heal and may need surgery.
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Normal.: Normal at this point in time. You'll keep improving for 6-8 weeks from the time of injury.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies, I would not hesitate to be seen. Patients can have varying degrees of problems with the arm after a grade III seperation, or it may be tha ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Physical therapy: The best treatment is physical therapy, to include shoulder strengthening and stabilization and range of motion. Surgery is rarely necessary, but you ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wilson
13 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Depends: If you have evaluated and cleared by a physician yes, but start with low weight a higher reps. If not, then no, be evaluated first to make sure it is ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
On the Internet: You want answer on the internet without any description of symptoms and without an exam? I am sorry to tell you but this is the situation that is not ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
You can wait: Grade 3 AC separation is always the tricky one. Recently treated one conservatively and the patient had full motion without pain and good strength. Hi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Khabie
30 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: Fortunately most will not require surgery.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Shoulder Surgery: The guest ion as to when you can return to active sports is best answered by your surgeon in consultation with you, your therapist, and how quickly yo ... Read More
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