How long is the usual recovery period of an AC joint separation in the shoulder?

AC separation. It depends upon the severity of the separation. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. May need minimal support with a sling, or may be a candidate for surgical repair.

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I have an AC joint separation of 12 mm how long until I can play rugby 100% again?

Depends. Non-operative approach to this would be 3 months or so. An operative approach may be even longer. Most would take non-operative approach and slow return to sports. Long-term success is high with non-operative approach. Read more...
Grade III AC injury . You describe what is called a grade iii ac separation. Either operative or nonoperative treatment may be indicated in such situations. Symptoms of local pain, swelling, and decreased motion should subside on the order of weeks to a month. Once motion and strength are reasonably back to normal, rugby play can resume. Reinjury or persistent pain that prevents a return o play may warrant surgery. 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...

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...

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...

4 years ago I was in an accident that caused an AC joint separation (type II or iii). Never treated, still painful. Any options other than surgery?

Injection. If still painful after 4 years, surgery may very well be required. Physical therapy and possibly a cortisone injection could be tried first. See an orthopedic surgeon. 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. Sometimes a steroid injection can decrease pain also. Hope this information is helpful. Take care. Wilsonshoulder.com. Read more...

Is it necessary to go to the doctors for an AC joint separation?

Yes, if you want a-- Proper diagnosis made and treatment options discussed with you, and a paln of care be initiated. Some of these injuries do need surgery, while most can be treated nonoperatively. So see an orthopod. Good luck and happy holidays. 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...

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...

Where can I get best AC joint separation rehabilitation?

See below. See ortho to see if you need surgery............If no need than see pt with good sports medicine background. Read more...

What is the treatment for AC joint separation?

It depends. On the grade, 1-obesvation and treatment, 2- also could be treated by the method, 3- most likely need surgery. Ther are classification for those injuries are more detailed. Read more...
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