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Separated shoulder (ac joint), treatment?

Separated shoulder (ac joint), treatment?

AC SEPARATION: Typically an AC JOINT separation can be treated conservatively when it is only a type 2 or 3. Treatment consists of therapy to regain motion after a short period in a sling. If pain persists or you have pain with activities then sometimes surgical intervention is warranted. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon for a complete work up. Hope this information is helpful. Take care. Wilsonshoulder.com ...Read more

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Where is subcapital humeral neck fracture?

Where is subcapital humeral neck fracture?

Below the ball porti: The upper arm is the humerus bone and at the top is shaped like a ball sitting on a tube, where the tube flares and the ball starts is the sub capital humeral neck-a common area for fracture. ...Read more

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Torn cartlidch from wrist bone?

Torn cartlidch from wrist bone?

Wrist: Sounds like tfcc, or triangular fibrocartilage complex tear. Consider initial splint/rest/nsaids, etc. Conservative treatment first, before considering arthroscopic removal, debridement, or repair. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain. Hurts most where clavicle meets shoulder.

Left shoulder pain.  Hurts most where clavicle meets shoulder.

Painful AC joint.: It very likely can be a painful acromioclavicular joint. They can become arthritic as we age, and cause pain. ...Read more

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Right shoulder across clavicle and into jaw pain ?

Right shoulder across clavicle and into jaw pain ?

See your physician : Your symptoms could have many causes. See your physician as soon as you can. ...Read more

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The MRI read: greater tuberosity avulsion fracture involving the supraspinatus and infraspinatus distraction of fragments 1.4cm from normal insertion?

The MRI read: greater tuberosity avulsion fracture involving the supraspinatus and infraspinatus distraction of fragments 1.4cm from normal insertion?

Needs treatment: This must be trauma related. This should be reviewed by an orthopedic surgeon, depending on the displacement may require treatment including surgery. ...Read more

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Glenohumeral joint debridement,microfracture,anterior labrum repair,subacromial bursectomy decompression.5mos physio Why ROM restricted above shoulder?

Glenohumeral joint debridement,microfracture,anterior labrum repair,subacromial bursectomy decompression.5mos physio Why ROM restricted above shoulder?

Very common in your-: -age group. it takes a lot of therapy above and beyond your formal sessions to gain the notion. daily passive 2-3 times a day which requires a partner. you do what the PT protocol says to do but much more intense at home. in the long run most everyone looses ,motion after surgery. the first 2-3 months are the most important ...Read more

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Displaced collarbone with a butterfly fracture wedged between, 12 mm overlap, 6 weeks later bone cutting the skin, best option, bone removal or plate?

Displaced collarbone with a butterfly fracture wedged between, 12 mm overlap, 6 weeks later bone cutting the skin, best option, bone removal or plate?

Clavicle fracture: If fracture with good bridging callus, then excise spur, if you definitely need surgery. If bone still not with adequate healing, consider plate, screws, & bone graft if it is painful. ...Read more

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Comminuted impacted fracture through the neck of the left humerus with associated mild valgus angulation of the humeral shaft. Can this heal in SLING?

In short YES. : I typically do not perform surgery on nondisplaced fractures of the proximal humerus. I tell people it is like having ice cream on a cone. If the ice cream (humeral head or ball) falls off the cone(shaft) then it needs surgery if the ice cream is tilted or slightly smashed no surgery. If it is blown to prices then surgery. ...Read more

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Ct scan"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally" surgery or cast? Why .

Ct scan"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally"
surgery or cast? Why .

Orthopedic consult: Displaced cuneiform fractures often require an open reduction and internal fixation with screws. This is due to tarsometarsal joint instability. Additional important considerations include - intra-articular vs extra-articular and plane of the fracture. Isolated cuneiform fractures are rare and more likely to happen in association with metatarsal injuries. You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon! ...Read more

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Is clavicle fracture create new bone ?

Is clavicle fracture create new bone
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Yes: Yes, clavicle fractures usually heal with a lot of new bone causing a "lump" in the area that will usually then go on to remodel. ...Read more

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Does a distal humerus supracondylar fracture require surgery?

Does a distal humerus supracondylar fracture require surgery?

Displacement: If the fracture is not properly aligned, surgery is typically recommended for the best outcome. ...Read more

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I got non displaced Fracture of medial malleouls of right tibia extending upto the articural surface with overlaying soft tissue swelling .

I got non displaced Fracture of medial malleouls of right tibia extending upto the articural surface with overlaying soft tissue swelling .

Should do well: If it is truly an isolated medial malleolus fracture that is not displaced it should do well with nonoperative treatment. Such a fracture is normally treated in a cast and restriction from weight bearing for 6-8 Weeks ...Read more

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I have fractures of the bilateral superior pubic rami rt comminuted & mildly displaced. Fracture rt inferior pubic ramus. Also a buckle fracture of the anterior aspect lf sacrum. Stable or not stable?

I have fractures of the bilateral superior pubic rami rt comminuted & mildly displaced. Fracture rt inferior pubic ramus. Also a buckle fracture of the anterior aspect lf sacrum. Stable or not stable?

Hard to say: Certainly these are serious injuries, but they likely do not need surgical fixation - depends on the displacement. Unfortunately, a patient with these fractures will need to be immobilized for a few weeks in order to facilitate proper healing. ...Read more

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How are broken collarbone/fractured clavicle injuries treated?

How are broken collarbone/fractured clavicle injuries treated?

Majority are treated: In a sling + pain meds, but some are treated surgically if the bone fragments are widely separated, or if its an open fx (skin is broken over the fx site), or if there is an associated injury to a nerve or a vessel. ...Read more

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My MRI said mild postireour sublaxtion with respect to the humeral head my bicep muscle is poorly visualized xray showed clavical bone seperated?

My MRI said mild postireour sublaxtion with respect to the humeral head  my bicep muscle is poorly visualized xray showed clavical bone seperated?

Shoulder: What is your question? The next step depends on symptoms. Was there an injury or is this a chronic problem? Physical Therapy may be helpful but without a little more information it is difficult to be helpful. ...Read more

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Pea size bluish bulge above elbow. injured elbow 3 weeks ago, non-displaced radial head crack. elbow'd been taped tight for 8 days.is bulge worrysome?

Pea size bluish bulge above elbow. injured elbow 3 weeks ago, non-displaced radial head crack. elbow'd been taped tight for 8 days.is bulge worrysome?

Begin gentle ROM: With a nondisplaced radial head fracture, I treat only with an ace and sling. After ten to fourteen days with no change in position by Xray, I start the patient on gentle active range of motion. The important thing about radial head fractures is the prolonged immobilization of the elbow may cause permanent stiffness. ...Read more

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I think my shoulder clavicle ligaments got separated in a car accident 3 months ago. My shoulder juts out now.How do I treat this?

I think my shoulder clavicle ligaments got separated in a car accident 3 months ago.  My shoulder juts out  now.How do I treat this?

Leave alone: If it has stopped hurting, live with the bump. If it hurts or prevents you from being active there is new surgery to reconstruct the coricoid- clavicle ligaments. You need to find an orthopedic surgeon with experience. ...Read more

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Shoulder clavicle ligaments got separated in a car accident 3 mnt ago. Left shoulder juts out now.Also aches wen it's cold n I carry stuff wit d arm?

Shoulder clavicle ligaments got separated in a car accident 3 mnt ago.  Left shoulder juts out now.Also aches wen it's cold n I carry stuff wit d arm?

AC separation: Type 1-3 ac separations are typically treated without surgery. A type 3 indicates you tore the capsule and cc ligaments. If you walk thru most football or hockey locker rooms alot of players have this. A type 5 indicates the clavicle has pierced thru the trapezial fascia. These are generally fixed but can carry a high failure rate of 20%. I would see a shoulder specialist to identify yours. ...Read more

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Clavicle fracture,2week passed and not healed and also separated more,could keeping at fixed state still may cause healing?

Clavicle fracture,2week passed and not healed and also separated more,could keeping at fixed state still may cause healing?

It will heal: The orthopedists have a saying about clavicle fractures: as long as the two ends of the bone are in the same room, it'll heal. Joking aside, clavicle nonunion is extremely rare. Continue using your sling, and avoid contact sports. Healing will take 6-8 weeks. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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If Clavicle fracture not fixed and moved for 2 weeks ,also separated in last image,,how is the chance of healing with keeping it at fix status?

If Clavicle fracture not fixed and moved for 2 weeks ,also separated in last  image,,how is the chance of healing with keeping it at fix status?

Do U mean if it is. : ..fixed? Or do U mean if left alone as is? Would need to C the images 2 answer if left as is, & if fixated Ur healing time would not B compromised. ...Read more

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Clavicle fracture,2week figure-8,now separated and moved,1 doc indicated surgery but another not.confused,please advise, tinyurl.com/orkq7q8?

Orthopedic MD: See an orthopedic MD. I'd do whatever they suggest. Most of the time they do NOT operate on a clavicle fracture. We've also stopped using figure 8 splints. If your break is really bad, the figure 8 will get you a better result if you choose nonoperative approach, but tends to be more pain with this type of splint. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Seperate or dislocated shoulder, how to know?

Seperate or dislocated shoulder, how to know?

Exam, xray, mri: One can tell if a joint such as an AC joint is separated of dislocated by a combination of exam, xray and mri A separated joint may be grade 1-3 and the joint may be subluxed or partially out of place A dislocated joint is totally out of place and usually needs to be reduced or put back in the proper position ...Read more

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Can I play hockey (no contact) with a separated shoulder?

Can I play hockey (no contact) with a separated shoulder?

Possibly: It depends on the severity of the separation. Most mild shoulder separations settle down in a few weeks, and you can return to hockey. Despite playing in a no contact league, there is inevitably going to be some contact, which can aggravate the injury. You can also get tripped while skating and land on your shoulder, so you have to consider the risks associated with returning to play. ...Read more

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Do you think I am able to try to play hockey if I have a separated shoulder?

Do you think I am able to try to play hockey if I have a separated shoulder?

Yes: Yes, a separated shoulder is injury to the ligaments that hold your collar bone in place. Depending on the severity and symptoms, most people recover from a mild to moderate separated shoulder just fine and are able to participate in activities without much discomfort. More severe separations may require surgery. Recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation to determine the severity. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a separated shoulder and a dislocated shoulder?

What is the difference between a separated shoulder and a dislocated shoulder?

See below: A separated shoulder is really a sprain of the AC (acromioclavicular ) joint. They are graded from 1 to 3 with 1 taking a few weeks to heal and 3 taking 6-8 weeks to heal and sometimes requiring surgery. A dislocation is when the bone (humeral head) dislocated from the glenoid socket. Usually it can be reduced conservatively. If It is recurrent, you might need surgery. ...Read more

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Sports related injuries. How do you separate a shoulder and what is it exactly?

Sports related injuries. How do you separate a shoulder and what is it exactly?

AC separation: Injury to the ac joint commonly occurs when you fall onto the point of the shoulder. Common examples include falling over the handlebars of a bike, or when a hockey player runs into the boards with the side of the shoulder. The injury itself is of the joint capsule that surrounds the ac joint, and as the severity increases, can involve ligaments connecting the clavicle to the coracoid process. ...Read more

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What can I expect for a surgery on separated shoulder?

What can I expect for a surgery on separated shoulder?

Surgery for shoulder: You can expect what you Dr who will do the surgery states what will be done. Only your team can outline what to expect in your situation and in their hands. ...Read more

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Can pain in your scapula/shoulder blade associated with a separated shoulder?

Can pain in your scapula/shoulder blade associated with a separated shoulder?

Shoulder Blade Pain: Pain from a separated shoulder usually is limited to the a-c joint where the shoulder separated. Is your scapula pain right over the shoulder blade? Has your separated shoulder healed? If you have scapula pain when you raise your arm up sideway (abduction), but no pain at the a-c joint then I do not see a relationship and would look for another cause. ...Read more

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I had my shoulder separated type 3 about a year ago.I still feeling discomfort or even pain.Do I need surgery? Is it going to get wost over the years?

Shoulder Specialist: Type 3 ac separations are controversial with regard to best treatment. That said, you may be interested to know that the vast majority of patients we treat for these actually have other reasons for their shoulder pain and are having several things repaired at the same time...Labrum, rotator cuff, etc. So get a detailed evaluation first. http://theshouldercenter.com/separated-shoulder.htm. ...Read more

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Have torn labrum in shoulder and have horrible pain behind shoulder blade. Are they related or separate issues ?

Probably: Separate issues but if occurred in same injury could possibly be related. Pain from labrum usually radiates to the arm not the back. ...Read more

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Can you fix a separated shoulder by yourself?

No: If you have a shoulder separation you can either live with it or have it fixed. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I expect in the recovery of a separated shoulder/ac joint?

What can I expect in the recovery of a 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 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

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