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Acromioclavicular Joint Arthropathy
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How much of acromioclavicular joint be decompressed/resection at the most without having the joint instability?
What does moderate cartilage loss at the acromioclavicular joint and significant subchrondral edema in the lateralclavicle and the acromion?
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.
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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