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Will an AC joint separation affect me much?

Depends on grade. An ac joint sprain can range from a minor stretch of the ligaments, to a complete rupture with significant displacement of the clavicle. Grade i-ii sprains will resolve on their own, grade iv-vi injuries require surgery. Grade iii injuries can be treated with surgery or non-operative treatment. Non-operative treatment takes about 6 weeks to show improvement. Shoulder activity will be limited. Read more...
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...

What can be done about AC joint separation?

AC separation. Most of the time we treat ac separations with a sling. In some cases, especially in thin patients we may do surgery to try and reduce the ac joint. Two ligaments help hold the joint in place and if they are torn it is difficult to just reconstruct them and maintain the reduction. There are some newer implants that reduce ac separations nicely. Read more...
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...

Ac joint separation question. What is AC joint?

Acromio-clavicular. It's where your clavicle (collar bone) connects to your shoulder blade. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/acromioclavicular_joint. Read more...
Acromioclavicular . Its the joint where the clavicle joins the acromion. Its the tip of the shoulder and is commonly injured when you fall on shoulder. The joint capsule is stretched and the clavicle lifts to varying degrees depending on the amount of trauma. Read more...
More information. Learn more about ac separation here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/separated-shoulder.Htm. Read more...

Any weights routine for post-ac joint separation?

None til healed. After it has healed(no pain) start range of motion for the shoulder then add gradually increasing weights for the shoulder and add shrugs last. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: AC joint separation?

Shoulder sprain. Wherever two bones meet is a joint. Joints move in certain directions and use ligaments from one bone to the other to prevent movement in other directions. ie ligaments on the sides of the knee keep it from bending sideways. When ligaments tear partially its called a sprain, completely its called a separation. The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is where the collarbone meets the scapula or shoulder. Read more...

Will a grade 2 AC joint separation disqualify me from the army?

AC SEPARATION. 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 then sometimes surgical intervention is warranted. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon for a complete work up. If pain free with full motion this should not disqualify you from the Army. Take care, WilsonShoulder.com . Read more...
Army entry. see: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/extremities3.htm & http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/extremities.htm. Read more...

Please tell me what are the usual symptoms of AC joint separation?

Pain at AC joint. The typical symptoms are pain at the ac joint. It will be tender on the top of the shoulder at the joint when touched. You may be able to see an elevation of the end of the clavicle bone at the ac joint. You may have pain with shoulder motion and crossing the arm on front of the chest. Read more...

How common is it for someone to need an AC joint separation repair?

Not very often. There are three levels of a -c separation. 1-level one usually dose not need repair. 2- level two , most likely dose not need repair. 3 level three most likely need repair. Read more...
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...

What is the definition or description of: AC joint separation repair?

Shoulder Separation. The a-c joint is the joint between the acromion (outer shoulder blade) and the clavicle (collarbone). An a-c joint separation involves injury to the joint capsule and ligaments that stabilize the joint. Injuries can range from mild to severe. Read more...
AC separation. Surgery is still controversial. Repair could include pinning, screw fixation, and/or ligament reconstruction, or some combination thereof. Pinning or screw fixation has shown limited long-term success without concomitant ligament reconstruction. New ligament reconstruction techniques seem promising, but limited long-term studies exist. Read more...