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Ac Joint Surgery Recovery Time
Depends...: Ac joint resection is an arthroscopic procedure, typically done for ac pain. Recovery is fairly quick, typically less than 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could I have surgery on my shouoder at AC joint if its grade 2 and after working with it about couple minutes I get pain in it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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. ...Read more
Can I get surgery on my shoulders AC joint its grade 2. Was told it would heal in a month and it happened 4/5 months ago hurts when i run or exercise?
Could I get surgery on my shoulder at the AC joint as the top joining bone is rasied up and causes abit of pain while in use?
How Long?: If you haven't had this pain very long and haven't suffered any significant injury, it may be a strain of your ac joint (where the collarbone meets the shoulder blade). Often avoiding activities that cause the pain for a while will result in improvement. If you have had pain and trouble for some time, I would recommend you see a shoulder specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had AC joint seperation surgery on my shoulder in 04 part of my bone was removed now I'm havin increased pain grinding noises weakness should I calldr?
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?
4 years ago I was in an accident that caused an AC joint separation (type II or iii). Never treated, still painful. Any options other than surgery?
Recurring Osteoarthosis of AC joint after Arthroscopic surgery. I had an injection this morning. I'm sore & in pain all around a shoulder. Suggetions?
I have a grade 3-5 AC joint separation, I'm 8 weeks post-injury. My clavicle pops out of place when I'm physicaly active, would you recommend surgery?
Distal end of clavicle fracture and slight dislocation of AC joint after falling down from stairs now on sling. Will it heal without surgery?
Varies: Varies somewhat based upon the degree if displacement. Most clavicle fractures do well with nonoperative care, and most are in the middle third of the clavicle. But the one type we do have to fix sometimes is badly displaced lateral clavicle fractures that involves the AC joint. I would discuss with your md ...Read more
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