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Type ll configuration of the actomion and acromioclavicular joint arthropathy with decentering of the humeral head meaning and treatment?

Type ll configuration of the actomion and acromioclavicular  joint arthropathy with decentering of the humeral head meaning and treatment?

Therapy or ortho: Type II configuration of the acromion has to do with the curvature of the acromion, which is part of the scapula. The configuration of the acromion could cause impingement syndrome. AC joint arthropathy refers to arthritic changes in this joint. Decentering referred to the position of the humeral head in relation to the glenoid fossa. Consider therapy or orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more

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I had an X-ray of the shoulder. Results were moderate to advanced into joint disease of the left acromioclavicular joint. What does this mean?

I had an X-ray of the shoulder.  Results were moderate to advanced into joint disease of the left acromioclavicular joint.  What does this mean?

That's the only thng: All that means is that u have arthritic change in the ac joint . If no other findings, if this is symptomatic a simple ac resection will take care of the problem. This will b of help only if this is very symptomatic ; ur only complaint. B sure u r not missing anything else in the image findings. ...Read more

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How could I cure dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint?

How could I cure dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint?

You can't: Ac joint dislocations are graded in severity and range from spraining the joint without dislocation to complete dislocations. There is no way to relocate the joint and have it stay reduced without surgical repair or reconstruction of the ligaments that hold the joint together. This isn't always necessary and your orthopaedic surgeon can tell you the pluses and minuses of surgery vs no surgery. ...Read more

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What does mild hypertrophic changes of the acromioclavicular joint mean also no outlet stenosis mean?

What does mild hypertrophic changes of the acromioclavicular joint mean also no outlet stenosis mean?

Degenerative changes: It sounds like degenerative changes or arthritic changes of the joint (the joint that joins collar bone with acromion or prominence of the shoulder). No outlet stenosis means, there is no pinching or narrowing of a space. I am not sure if they are referring to another part of body, since the term applies to the openings in the joint or tissue that allows passage of nerves and blood vessels. ...Read more

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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

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How can I get over a dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint?

How can I get over a  dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint?

Typically 4-6 weeks: An ac sprain takes about 4-6 weeks to heal depending on the severity of the sprain the milder ones heal in 2-3 weeks. The most severe ones takes 6-8 weeks some of the most severe may need surgical treatment. ...Read more

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I had a cortisone shot in my acromioclavicular joint yesterday. It is more painful than I started with. Is it normal? Acromioplasty in Nov, 2016.

I had a cortisone shot in my acromioclavicular joint yesterday. It is more painful than I started with. Is it normal? Acromioplasty in Nov, 2016.

Not unusual: That is not terribly uncommon. The antiinflammatory component of the shot should start taking affect over the next 1-2 days and hopefully will provide some relief soon. I would let your doctor know. ...Read more

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What rehabilitative exercises help a acromioclavicular joint separation?

What rehabilitative exercises help a acromioclavicular joint separation?

Rest: Acromioclavicular injuries involve mostly ligaments that hold and suspend the shoulder. Those ligaments cannot really be rehabilitated like muscles. They mostly require a period of rest. Some acromioclavicular injuries will involve other parts of the shoulder, and those can improve with shoulder blade exercises such as rowing and pulling. ...Read more

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What rehabilitative exercises can be done with an acromioclavicular joint separation?

What rehabilitative exercises can be done with an acromioclavicular joint separation?

Shldr muscle rehab: Acromioclavicular joint separations can be acutely painful. Motion and strengthening of the shoulder girdle muscles can advance as tolerated, usually under the guidance of a physical therapist. ...Read more

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