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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Do I have a Grade 3, 4, or 5 AC Joint Separation?

Unfortunately, it is challenging to find out if someone has suffered a grade 3, 4 or 5 ac joint separation. Look at the situation that Trevor Siemian, QB for the Denver Broncos, experienced. Instead of the initial diagnosis that he sustained a grade 3 ac separation of his non-throwing arm, a further detailed evaluation discovered…

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International Shoulder Course Presentation Video

Nice, France Shoulder Course Presentation on Closed-Loop Double Endobutton Reconstruction for Acromicoclavicular Joint Separation Dr. Steven Struhl was asked to speak at the international Nice Shoulder Course as an ac joint separation specialist, and to share his ground breaking Closed-Loop Double Endobutton reconstruction for an ac joint separation. Some of the key points that Dr….

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Worth the Flight for Best AC Joint Surgeon

Fifteen years ago Eli B. suffered a shoulder injury when he went in for a tackle and his shoulder went numb. Being in his 30’s he thought to himself, “Everything will heal”. Five years after his injury he was unable to play in his mens baseball league at his normal competitive level without experiencing shoulder…

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18 months after AC Joint Separation Surgery

18 months after Peter C. had a breakthrough grade 3 AC joint separation surgery performed by Dr. Steven Struhl, Peter is once again enjoying the active lifestyle that he worked so hard his entire life for; even for someone who is 67 plus. After he originally suffered his horrific cycling accident on the River Road,…

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A shoulder separation for Roethlisberger after Burfict sack

The severe sack that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered on his throwing shoulder on Saturday’s wild card game by linebacker Vontaze Burfict of the Cincinnati Bengals was almost a textbook case of how one could suffer from an AC joint separation. “Big” Ben’s right shoulder took the blunt of the force from all of…

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Latest Research Confirms the Importance of Multiaxial Fixation for AC Joint Separation

Open Article New research from a large multi-center study in France confirms that while double endobutton fixation is an important component of clinical success for an AC Joint Separation, better results can be achieved by augmenting the repair with both AC capsule repair as well as using biologic tissue to ensure long term success. This…

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