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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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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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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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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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What all happens in shoulder-ac joint surgery?

What all happens in shoulder-ac joint surgery?

AC joint surgery: In ac joint surgery the clavicle is secured to the coracoid process of the scapula to decrease the separation of the ac joint. A graft is frequently used to reconstruct the torn coracoclavicular ligaments. ...Read more

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Are there orthopdic surgeons that specialize in joint surgery?

Are there orthopdic surgeons that specialize in joint surgery?

Yes: Orthopedics like many other specialties has subspecialities. There are orthopedic surgeons that specialize in joint surgery. Your referring physician may be able to help direct you. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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What type of doctor do I pick for a joint surgery?

What type of doctor do I pick for a joint surgery?

Joint surgery: You will need to pick an orthopedic surgeon. This is a common procedure for most orthopedists. There are some surgeons who specialize in joint replacements and have extra training in the procedures. ...Read more