For many athletes, old injuries can flare up at the beginning of a new season. When symptoms persist for weeks or even months, it is important to consider the amount of time you spend suffering through the pain. If seasonal reminders of your injury are affecting athletic performance, Dr. Steven Struhl and his team can offer treatment.

Shoulder injuries are often debilitating for athletes. A cyclist’s performance is compromised due to discomfort, baseball players are put out of action and martial artists have fewer tools to bring to the fight. For these sporting enthusiasts, competing is everything, so finding relief from shoulder pain or limited movement is essential. 

Acromioclavicular Joint Assessment

The Acromioclavicular (AC) joint is where the collarbone (clavicle) meets the shoulder blade (scapula). There are various levels of separation or injury that can occur in the AC joint, which are assessed based on a grading system.

At his offices, Dr. Struhl can provide a comprehensive examination to determine the cause and severity of damage to your shoulder. This is an important part of the treatment process, as there are several effective treatment methodologies available, including breakthrough AC joint surgery.

Breakthrough AC Joint Surgery

Dr. Steven Struhl is responsible for developing a breakthrough AC joint separation surgery, known as double endobutton. Unlike traditional methods, this surgical approach has a high success rate in the repair of AC joint separation injuries. If your injury is of significant severity, Dr. Struhl may recommend a surgical intervention to undo the damage.

For low-grade shoulder injuries, Dr. Struhl can take more conservative measures with a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Recovery times will vary, depending on the nature of your injury and the treatment methodology employed.

To learn more, reach out to a member of Dr. Struhl’s team in New York. We look forward to helping you get back into to action as quickly as possible.

Posted on behalf of Steven Struhl MD