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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Ac Joint Separation (Definition)

Wherever two bones meet is a joint. Joints move in certain directions and use ligaments from one bone to the other to prevent movement in other directions. ie ligaments on the sides of the knee keep it from bending sideways. When ligaments tear partially its called a sprain, completely its called a separation. The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is where the collarbone meets ...Read more


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Ac joint separation question. What is AC joint?

Ac joint separation question. What is AC joint?

More information: Learn more about ac separation here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/separated-shoulder.Htm. ...Read more

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Where can I get best AC joint separation rehabilitation?

Where can I get best AC joint separation rehabilitation?

See below: See ortho to see if you need surgery............If no need than see pt with good sports medicine background. ...Read more

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Can a tens unit be used to help AC joint separation heal?

Tents unit: Hi, the electrical wave produced by TENTs unit helps to stimulate the nerve to calm down the pain. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to go to the doctors if AC joint separation?

Shoulder separation: Most ac joint injuries are treated successfully without surgery. However, without an x-ray, it would be impossible to differentiate ac separation from distal clavicle fracture. I recommend evaluation with x-rays to be sure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it necessary to go to the doctors for an AC joint separation?

Is it necessary to go to the doctors for an AC joint separation?

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 short period in a sling. If pain persists or you have pain with activities then sometimes surgical intervention is warranted. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon for a complete work up. Hope this information is helpful. Take care. Wilsonshoulder.com ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an acromioclavicular (ac) joint separation?

What sort of problem is an acromioclavicular (ac) joint separation?

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 short period in a sling. If pain persists or you have pain with activities then sometimes surgical intervention is warranted. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon for a complete work up. Hope this information is helpful. Take care. Wilsonshoulder.com ...Read more

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What is the treatment for AC joint separation?

What is the treatment for AC joint separation?

It depends: On the grade, 1-obesvation and treatment, 2- also could be treated by the method, 3- most likely need surgery. Ther are classification for those injuries are more detailed. ...Read more

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Will an AC joint separation affect me much?

Will an AC joint separation affect me much?

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 short period in a sling. If pain persists or you have pain with activities then sometimes surgical intervention is warranted. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon for a complete work up. Hope this information is helpful. Take care. Wilsonshoulder.com ...Read more

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What can be done about AC joint separation ?

What can be done about AC joint separation ?

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 short period in a sling. If pain persists or you have pain with activities then sometimes surgical intervention is warranted. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon for a complete work up. Hope this information is helpful. Take care. Wilsonshoulder.com ...Read more

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Any weights routine for post-ac joint separation?

Any weights routine for post-ac joint separation?

None til healed: After it has healed(no pain) start range of motion for the shoulder then add gradually increasing weights for the shoulder and add shrugs last. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: AC joint separation?

What is the definition or description of: AC joint separation?

Shoulder sprain: Wherever two bones meet is a joint. Joints move in certain directions and use ligaments from one bone to the other to prevent movement in other directions. ie ligaments on the sides of the knee keep it from bending sideways. When ligaments tear partially its called a sprain, completely its called a separation. The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is where the collarbone meets the scapula or shoulder. ...Read more

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Will a grade 2 AC joint separation disqualify me from the army?

Army entry: see: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/extremities3.htm & http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/extremities.htm

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Please tell me what are the usual symptoms of AC joint separation?

Please tell me what are the usual symptoms of AC joint separation?

Pain at AC joint: The typical symptoms are pain at the ac joint. It will be tender on the top of the shoulder at the joint when touched. You may be able to see an elevation of the end of the clavicle bone at the ac joint. You may have pain with shoulder motion and crossing the arm on front of the chest. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need an AC joint separation repair?

Not very often: There are three levels of a -c separation. 1-level one usually dose not need repair. 2- level two , most likely dose not need repair. 3 level three most likely need repair. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: AC joint separation repair?

AC separation: Surgery is still controversial. Repair could include pinning, screw fixation, and/or ligament reconstruction, or some combination thereof. Pinning or screw fixation has shown limited long-term success without concomitant ligament reconstruction. New ligament reconstruction techniques seem promising, but limited long-term studies exist. ...Read more

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Rotary cuff injury or possible AC joint separation. What's the difference?

Rotary cuff injury or possible AC joint separation. What's the difference?

These are 2 differen: Conditions, like a tooth problem and a gum problem. The ac joint separation is the result of an injury to the joint on top of the shoulder; while the rc injury is a tear of the tendons (which from the rc). They are like 1/2 an inch from each other. The ac injury would be obvious on the xrays while rc injury is mostly seen on mri. ...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