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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AC Joint Separation and Clavicle fixed after bike crash

In May 2008 while cycling on the west side of Manhattan, Ash E. was struck by another cyclist that resulted in an ac joint separation. While in the ER, he was informed that he would need to have ac joint surgery to repair the damage to his shoulder separation and his protruding clavicle. Ash began…

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Successful AC Joint Surgery When Others said NO

On a gorgeous summer day, Lisa M. was running in her favorite park when she tripped from a hidden hole in the grass and fell on her right shoulder. Due to the impact and the rocky terrain, she sustained an AC Joint Separation in her right shoulder, broke her collarbone, and suffered stress fractures in…

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AC Joint Surgery Success Rate

AC Joint Surgery Success Rate is Better with the Closed Loop Double Endobutton Procedure With approximately 60,000 new AC Joint Separation cases (Grade 3, 4, or 5) a year, the question arises, “What is the success rate for an AC Joint surgery?” There are several factors that need to be taken into consideration in order…

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