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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: Ac joint separation treatment depends on the severity of the injury. Treatment ranges from a sling for mild injuries up to requiring surgery for the most severe injuries. You should have a doctor evaluate the injury to determine the best course of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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