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A 27-year-old member asked:

I have been diagnosed with arthrosis of the ac joint at 27 and cannot afford an excision. how can i manage the pain without surgery?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Steroid injection : The pain and inflammation can often be effectively managed by AC steroid injection every 3-6 months. The Perioperative morbidity from a straightforward arthroscopic AC joint excision is quite low. The "down time" can be very short. After a week or so of "soft tissue rest," you will likely be able to advance as tolerated with motion and strength if surgery becomes indicated.

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