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Sports related injuries. How do you separate a shoulder and what is it exactly?
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Blow to shoulder
A seperated shoulder refers to the acromio-clavicular joint.
The injury occurs with blow to the edge of the shoulder . The seperation has several degrees of injury. Some require surgery and some don't.

In brief: Blow to shoulder
A seperated shoulder refers to the acromio-clavicular joint.
The injury occurs with blow to the edge of the shoulder . The seperation has several degrees of injury. Some require surgery and some don't.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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