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How much of acromioclavicular joint be decompressed/resection at the most without having the joint instability?

How much of acromioclavicular joint be decompressed/resection  at the most without having the joint instability?

About 5mm of bone: Routinely the end of the clavicle can be removed back to the capsular insertion which is usually about 5mm of bone removal. The posterosuperiror aspect of the capsule is the most important portion to retain in order to maintain acromioclavicular joint/space stability ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Ac joint seperation, what to do?

Ac joint seperation, what to do?

Depends on severity: Ac joint separation treatment depends on the severity of the injury. Treatment ranges from a sling for mild injuries up to requiring surgery for the most severe injuries. You should have a doctor evaluate the injury to determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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How is the best way to treat bursitis in AC joint?

How is the best way to treat bursitis in AC joint?

Anti-inflammatories : Ac joint pain is usually due to inflammation, either due to trauma or arthritis. Oral and/or injectable steroids are the fastest way to treat inflammation. Ice, rest and nsaid's ate also very helpful treatments, but may take a little longer to work. Sometimes therapy or even surgery may be needed. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I expect in the recovery of a separated shoulder/ac joint?

What can I expect in the recovery of a separated shoulder/ac joint?

It depends.: Most ac sprains (types 1, 2, 3) are treated effectively without surgery and athletes return to competition within 1-6 weeks depending injury severity. Types 2 and 3 result in mild to moderate prominence of the distal clavicle. A small percentage of types 1, 2, and 3 require surgery for persistent or late onset symptoms. Some type 3 and all severe (type 4, 5, 6) require early surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if i sprained my AC joint a couple of days ago and i need to know how to wrap it?

What to do if i sprained my AC joint a couple of days ago and i need to know how to wrap it?

AC sprain: There is no great way to wrap an ac joint. Your best bet is to use a sling for a week or two. ...Read more

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What does hypertrophic changes at the AC joint mean and what can cause it shoul i be concerned?

What does hypertrophic changes at the AC joint mean and what can cause it  shoul i be concerned?

Arthritis.: It means arthritis of that joint right on top of the shoulder. It is very common, and oftentimes does not give you symptoms. In that case, nothing needs to be done. However, if it is painful, and not getting better over time, there is a surgical procedure that can eliminate any pain. ...Read more

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How do you know when surgery is needed for a widening AC joint, I have had the pain for about 4/5 months now. Thanks ?

How do you know when surgery is needed for a widening AC joint,  I have had the pain for about 4/5 months now. Thanks ?

Fix pain/instability: Mere widening of your ac (acromioclavicular) joint is not an indication for surgery. Pain from arthritis or osteolysis can cause joint space widening or narrowing and lead to surgery. Trauma or injury can generate instability and widening too (usually with prominence of the end of the clavicle) that can lead to ac joint reconstruction. ...Read more

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If there is a visual deformiity from a type II or type III AC joint widening, how does the deformity go back to its normal location?

If there is a visual deformiity from a type II or type III AC joint widening, how does the deformity go back to its normal location?

It does not: Grade 2 and 3 ac joint separations do not go back to its normal location. The shoulder becomes painless, and normal function ensues after a period of 6weeks or so. If thats the case, nothing further needs to be done. If the shoulder is painful and functionally compromised, surgery is indicated to reconstruct the ligaments of the ac joint. Here is a link to acj separation physcial therapy http://nycsportsmed.Com/pdf/ac%20joint%20types%20i-iii.Seneviratne.Pdf. ...Read more

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I had a ShoulderArthroscopy/ SubacromialDecompression; Ac Joint Resection in 11/2015. Pain, low endurance, still grinds. Should I get a 2nd opinion?

Wouldn't hurt: Might be a good idea, you could have developed some degree of rotator cuff arthropathy and there are some good treatment options for it. ...Read more

Joint Instability (Definition)

Pathologically loose joint. It may be caused by capsular or ligamentous insufficiency. A joint is the ...Read more