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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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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


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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

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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?

Sprains: Mild sprains can take a week to heal, but more severe ones can take up to 6 weeks to heal depending on the location amount of use. Rest from sports, anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and heat pads can help. Severe injuries may need PT. If she has not seen one already, your daughter should probably see a pediatric orthopedist to be sure there is not a more serious problem. ...Read more

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After a grade 2 or 3 AC joint widening, there is visual deformity on my right shoulder. What are my options for getting it back to normal?

After a grade 2 or 3 AC joint widening, there is visual deformity on my right shoulder. What are my options for getting it back to normal?

Surgery: Surgery is indicated for pain and dysfunction. Rarely for cosmetic considerations as you trade off a bump (deformity) for a scar. Having said that, there are two ligaments called the conoid and the trapezoid that are ruptured in grade 3 ac separation. They can be surgically reconstructed using allograft (cadaver) tissue or autograft (your own) tissue. Anatomic reconstructions restore both ligaments and is done in an open fashion. Single bundle reconstructions can be done arthroscopically. Sports medicine orthopedic surgeons usually perform this operation. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have tendonitis in joint?

How do you know if you have tendonitis in joint?

Not a joint: Tendinitis occurs in or about tendons but not in joints. It can present as pain, swelling, stiffness or weakness with use. ...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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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more