How To Prevent the 4 Common Types of Football Injuries

Due to its high impact nature, football carries risks for injuries, especially to the shoulders. Protective equipment may not be enough to help keep you safe. Here are the four most common types of shoulder injuries that occur while playing football and how you can prevent them. Rotator Cuff Shoulder Injuries Your rotator cuff plays…

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Getting Back On The Field After AC Joint Separation

An AC shoulder separation is different from a shoulder dislocation. Rather than the ball of the shoulder separating from the socket, AC shoulder separation refers to damage to the ligaments of the acromioclavicular joint. This joint is located at the end point of the collarbone and the shoulder blade. Treatment options for an AC shoulder…

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AC Shoulder Injuries Can Render Your Arm Useless

It’s a harsh reality, but when you suffer an AC shoulder injury, it can make using your arm impossible. There are multiple issues that may arise from this type of injury. The severity and location of the injury are both important considerations.  Some sufferers may experience limited movement in the shoulder, where others will find…

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Separation or Dislocation?

What you know for sure is that you have shoulder pain. Direct trauma to the shoulder involving the acromion process can create unforgettable pain. This type of injury can be the result of an accident, a fall or a sports-related injury. Both shoulder separation and dislocation are common in all three cases, but they are…

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AC Joint Separation in Children

Children are explorers by nature, and sometimes that sense of adventure leads to injuries. Every parent expects their child to sustain cuts and bruises, but the fear of a serious injury is always on their minds. When children suffer damage to a ligament or bone, it is vital to get the correct treatment. Common Causes…

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Three Facts You Should Know About AC Joint Separation

The AC joint is located in the shoulder where the collarbone and shoulder blade meet. The shoulder blade, also known as the scapula, has an area called the acromion where it is joined with the collarbone, or clavicle. As with other joints in the body, the areas where these bones meet have cartilage to reduce…

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AC Joint Separation

Along with eating healthy foods, regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Many people choose to participate in sports for fun and to meet exercise goals. Certain sports also increase the risk for injuries like AC joint separation. Such an injury can be very painful and sideline you for weeks. What is…

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7 Reasons to Consider AC Joint Separation Surgery

Not everyone who suffers an AC joint separation injury undergoes surgery for repair. Some minor AC joint injuries may not require surgery and respond well to conservative treatment. For others, surgery may put their health at risk, negating the benefits. However, for many people with AC joint separation injuries with major damage, surgery can be…

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Reason for Misdiagnosis of Rockwood AC Joint Separation Grading and Solution

New research questions the reliability of the Rockwood grading system for AC joint separations A new research study in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow surgery by Ringenberg et al. questions the reliability of grading AC joint separations. In patients with AC joint separations the treatment plan relies heavily on the severity of the injury….

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MMA Fighter Brandon Medina knocks out Grade 3 AC Joint Separation

As an MMA fighter and trainer specializing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Brandon “B-52” Medina is used to being hit and dropping bombs on his opponents. However, he met his match one night while crossing the street when a yellow cab going the wrong way in NYC hit him going 15-20 mph. “I was blind sided and…

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