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Expect Recovery Separated Shoulder Ac Joint
It depends.: Most AC sprains (types 1, 2, 3) are treated effectively without surgery and athletes return to competition within 1-6 weeks depending on injury severity. Types 2 and 3 result in mild to moderate prominence of the distal clavicle. A small percentage of types 1, 2, and 3 require surgery for persistent or late onset symptoms. Some type 3 and all severe (type 4, 5, 6) require early surgery. ...Read more
AC separation: It depends upon the severity of the separation. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. May need minimal support with a sling, or may be a candidate for surgical repair. ...Read more
Is it possible that a torn rotator cuff cause other injuries within the shoulder such as: separated shoulder(ac joint)?
Possibly related: Questioner asks if rotator cuff ; acromialclavicular (ac) joint injuries are related. These are two separate injuries of contiguous tissues. Significant mechanical trauma can cause injury to both structures, but not common. Ac joint separation observed grossly as superior projection of distal clavicle relative to acromion ; palpation of ac joint is painful. Mri necessary to visualize rotator tear. ...Read more
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 more
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
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
8 weeks post shoulder cortisone still painful and now physio feels AC joint is involved he mobilsed it now v painful to move what can I do?
Further dx studies: If you have undergone 8 weeks of a comprehensive conservative treatment program for your shoulder and still having pain further diagnostic studies are likely warranted. Conservative treatment typically includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, physical therapy, avoidance of aggravating activities and possibly a cortisone injection. Further diagnostic studies may include an ultrasound or mri. ...Read more
I tore my AC joint in my shoulder and still get a sharp pain when I rotate my shoulder should I return for an X-ray or try some sort rehabilitation?
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 more
600lb shrugs. C5, C6 herniated. Shoulder is unstable and painful. What type of shoulder injury could it be, excluding nerves? Ac joint? Thanks.
My right shoulder bone (AC joint) sticks out further than my left. Noticed a few months ago, but maybe it's been longer? No pain.could this be serious?
AC joint: The shape of the AC joint varies significantly among people. Some can have very prominent joints, while others have smoother appearing joints. There can be differences in one side compared to the other as well. This is especially true if there was a previous injury to the AC joint. If there is no pain, there is unlikely any serious problem. ...Read more
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?
My left shoulder is sore weight-bearing and raising upwards have previous rotator cuff /ac joint injuries what can I do to treat pain?
What pain medications would you prescribe for mild AC joint djd, supraspinatis distal tendinopathy w/o tear, mild SA bursitis all in the shoulder?
My right shoulder bone (AC joint) sticks out further than my left. Noticed a few months ago, but maybe it's been longer? No pain. Worried its cancer?
Get a check up: The only way to know what this is to get a medical examination done by your doctor. You can also ask one of your family members to check and see if there is any obvious swelling or Asymmetry? If it is obvious to another person, then you must get a physical/medical examination done. An X-ray of your shoulder may be most helpful if you want to remove any and all your doubts about cancer. ...Read more
Had cortisone in AC joint. First one failed, hit bone and tingly shock wave through body. Second attempt successful but 28 hours later whole shoulder, up neck, down to elbow feels same pain as injection?
see your md: I assume you had ac joint injections for ac joint arthrosis or 'weight lifters' clavicle. If u are having the symptoms you are describing I would contact his office and see if you can't be seen fairly soon. Ac joint injections should not cause pain in neck, down arm etc. Any allergies? See your ors. ...Read more
Is 1.4 CM AC joint space after shoulder surgory normal? The surgon remove only 1 mm of the collar bone. Thanks
I think so: Usually we remove about 1/4 inch.Get a more detailed answer ›
MVA 7 weeks ago, sustained shoulder injuries. Recent MRI showed bursitis & mild O.An in AC joint, can PTA happen this fast/ in 6 weeks?
Torn rotator cuff injury from mar13. Physio says i now have AC joint issue & shoulder sits lower. I have pain, should I see surgeon, how to treat?
Rotator cuff injury: Don't know mechanism of injury or how it was diagnosed. If you do in fact have a rotator cuff tear(by history, p.E., and confirmed by mri)than I would see ors well-trained in arthroscopic rot. Cuff repair. Ac joint and scapulothoracic issues can be tx.@same time or postoperatively. ...Read more
Shoulder MRI: What means? AC joint shows mild arthrosis w/cystic changes, predom. Clavicular w/mild surroundng edema.12x9x8 mm lesion seen w/in medial humeral neck, lobulated, compatible w/enchondroma
Inflammation: Call your orthopedist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
What does significant bone marrow edema on both sides of the acromioclavicular joint in right shoulder usually suggest?
An: Inflammatory/arthritic or post-traumatic process.Get a more detailed answer ›
Shoulder pain acromioclavicular joint with pins and needles in ring and little finger. No injury but pain unbearable? Cause
Depends on your ---:
Symptoms and Findings on exam and on the XRs and CT scans. If it requires more time to heal, then it'll be immobilized till its healed; if the joint is displaced due to the severity of the injury or due to the being caught in some muscles or ligaments, then an Open procedure would be needed, to approximate the bones and removal of the soft tissues, and then repair the soft tissues.
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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
AC separation: Treatment for ac separation depends on severity of the injury. Ac separations are classified type i-vi. Type i and ii are all treated non-operatively. Type iv-vi are all fixed surgically. Type iii management varies depending on the patient. Some are fixed acutely, but most still managed conservatively. ...Read more