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S/P rotator cuff debride/AC joint decomp.: 7/14. Not improving w/wkly PT and cortisone inject. MRI arthrogram 2 Dec.= 8x6mm Supraspina tear. Surgery?

S/P rotator cuff debride/AC joint decomp.: 7/14. Not improving w/wkly PT and cortisone inject. MRI arthrogram 2 Dec.= 8x6mm Supraspina tear. Surgery?

Usually if >50%: If the tear measures over 50% of the width of the tendon your Dr. will most likely recommend surgery. You can try PT but pain can limit the effectiveness. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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I have a bump where my AC joint is, thought I have a grade 2 separation but an MRI stated that my AC and cc capsules, ligaments are intact. Whats up?

I have a bump where my AC joint is, thought I have a grade 2 separation but an MRI stated that my AC and cc capsules, ligaments are intact.  Whats up?

Normal changes: This is probably due to normal age-related hypertrophic changes. This joint quickly degenerates throughout life but rarely requires treatment. If you're having symptoms particularly at this joint seeking care through an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and potential treatment would be prudent. ...Read more

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MVA 7 weeks ago, sustained shoulder injuries. Recent MRI showed bursitis & mild O.A in AC joint, can PTA happen this fast/ in 6 weeks?

MVA 7 weeks ago, sustained shoulder injuries. Recent MRI showed bursitis & mild O.A in AC joint, can PTA happen this fast/ in 6 weeks?

No: Posttraumatic arthritis can take months or longer show up. An auto accident can aggravate a pre-existing condition, which may have been a symptomatic prior to the accident ...Read more

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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 to treat separated shoulder (ac joint)?

How to treat separated shoulder (ac joint)?

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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Ac joint pain from bench press how long to heal?

Ac joint pain from bench press how long to heal?

Depends on grade: 1= 2-3weeks using ice rest activity modification. 2= some disruption of ligaments ; takes 6-8 weeks. 3=complete dislocation of the joint, all ligaments ; capsule torn, ; the clavicle rides high ; there's noted deformity, this may or may not require surgery depending on which orthopod u c. 2 schools of thought. ...Read more

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How painful is the recovery for AC joint surgery?

How painful is the recovery for  AC joint surgery?

Depends...: Ac joint resection is an arthroscopic procedure, typically done for ac pain. Recovery is fairly quick, typically less then 3 months.Reconstruction of the ac joint is done for separation. It requires ligament healing, prolonged sling wear (6 weeks), and pt. Full recovery typically 6 months or more. For both, most pain in 1st week or so requires oral narcotic. After this, pain med use is episodic. ...Read more

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What is the average recovery time of an AC joint surgery?

What is the average recovery time of an AC joint surgery?

Depends...: Depending upon the severity of the injury, the skill of the sugeon, and the overall health of your body in general i would say 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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They say my daughter has a sprained AC Joint it has been 3 weeks and it still hurts she said it doesn't feel any better .Is this normal?

They say my daughter has a sprained AC Joint it has been 3 weeks  and it still hurts  she said it doesn't feel any better .Is this normal?

Clavicle physeal fx?: The distal (end) of the clavicle does not ossify until about age 21. For this reason, the cartilage end is currently not visible on routine X-rays. If pain is NOT improving by now, a repeat thorough examination is warranted by a musculoskeletal specialist (orthopaedic surgeon) to assess for a physeal separation between the cartilage and bone end. This injury occurs at the growth plate. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more