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AC Joint Injury

AC Joint injury can result from a hard fall or from a traumatic event. An AC joint injury can result in a severe shoulder sprain or a shoulder separation, which occurs when the collarbone (the clavicle) separates from the shoulder blade (the acromion).


Treatment for a minor AC joint injury will usually consist of plenty of rest along with the use of pain medications and a shoulder sling.

For more advanced AC joint shoulder injuries, shoulder instability and frequent separations and dislocations can occur on a daily basis. In these more advanced cases, surgery will be required. There are numerous shoulder surgery techniques to treat the AC joint offered by Dotor's office.

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