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Acromioclavicular (A-C) Sprain/Shoulder Separation
Injuries to the acromioclavicular joint are also commonly known as “shoulder separations.” These result from a fall directly on the shoulder and are common in contact athletes, as well as cyclists. Most can be managed nonsurgically, but higher grade injuries may require surgical repair or reconstruction. More information is available on Medscape.
ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT (AC) SPRAINS ARE COMMON IN ATHLETES
Longitudinal cohort study of 162 AC sprains showed that 89% were low grade injuries and few of these required surgical intervention. However, 71% of the high grade injuries underwent surgical stabilization.
ANATOMIC RECONSTRUCTION OF ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT INJURY
This article reviews the anatomy and biomechanics of the acromioclavicular joint. The repair and reconstruction options are presented, as well as a novel technique of reconstructing both the AC and CC ligaments.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
PRESS & PUBLICATIONS
Rotator Cuff Tear
SLAP Lesion/Biceps Tendinopathy
Acromioclavicular (A-C) Sprain/
Pectoralis Major Tendon Tear
Snapping Scapula Syndrome
Dr. Brett D. Owens
100 Butler Drive
Providence, RI 02906
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