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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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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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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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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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How long is the recovery for foot joint surgery?

How long is the recovery for foot  joint surgery?

Varies: Most of the healing occurs with in the first 6-8 weeks. Complete healing usually takes 8-12 months. Healing times are procedure dependent. ...Read more

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How do you know when surgery is needed for a widening AC joint, I have had the pain for about 4/5 months now. Thanks ?

How do you know when surgery is needed for a widening AC joint,  I have had the pain for about 4/5 months now. Thanks ?

Fix pain/instability: Mere widening of your ac (acromioclavicular) joint is not an indication for surgery. Pain from arthritis or osteolysis can cause joint space widening or narrowing and lead to surgery. Trauma or injury can generate instability and widening too (usually with prominence of the end of the clavicle) that can lead to ac joint reconstruction. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from grade 3 AC joint seperation surgery?

How long does it take to recover from grade 3 AC joint seperation surgery?

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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I have been diagnosed with arthrosis of the AC joint at 27 and cannot afford an excision. How can I manage the pain without surgery?

Steroid injection : The pain and inflammation can often be effectively managed by AC steroid injection every 3-6 months. The Perioperative morbidity from a straightforward arthroscopic AC joint excision is quite low. The "down time" can be very short. After a week or so of "soft tissue rest," you will likely be able to advance as tolerated with motion and strength if surgery becomes indicated. ...Read more