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How common is it for someone to need an AC joint separation repair?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Joseph Wilson
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Joseph Wilson
Dr. Joseph Wilson
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