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What is AC joint hypertropy how is it treated and what causes it

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
I think you: Are reading and MRI report. The acromio-clavicular joint is in the shoulder between the acromion process of the scapula (shoulder blade bone) and the... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Arthritis: Is probably part of your symptoms, hypertrophy of acromioclavicular joint is commonly seen in arthritis. A MRI shoulder would be needed in case rotato... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Forno
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Shoulder pain: Hi there! Chances are you had an MRI of the shoulder for pain. Edema is swelling or water seen on the images. This is typically from inflammation or... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Injection: If still painful after 4 years, surgery may very well be required. Physical therapy and possibly a cortisone injection could be tried first. See an or... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
AC joint: It is basically degenerative arthritis of the AC joint. It is similar to degenerative changes elsewhere in the body. Wear and tear, abnormal mechani... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Possibly related: Questioner asks if rotator cuff ; acromialclavicular (ac) joint injuries are related. These are two separate injuries of contiguous tissues. Significa... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jedediah Jones
23 years experience
Yes: Yes, you could get surgery on your shoulder but it really depends how severe it is and how long ago you injured the shoulder. Surgery is done to recon... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Resection: Well, to have arthrosis from the AC joint means the joint must, by definition exist. So resection of the distal clavicle essentially eliminates the e... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
AC Separation: Ac separation is an injury to the ligaments that connect the collarbone to the scapula. Most heal uneventfully, but some do not. Athletes most likely ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
41 years experience
Nope: As long as the clavicle is not dislocated posteriorly should be fine to participate in sports when healed.
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