Acromioclavicular (AC) SeparationClick to View Products for AC Separation
The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is the meeting of the clavicle and the acromion (roof of the scapula). This union is joined by the acromioclavicular ligament AC separations typically occur when there is a fall on the shoulder.
This can cause a disruption or separation of the ligament holding the clavicle and the scapula resulting in shoulder pain. Football and hockey are common sports activities where AC separations are seen.
AC separations are graded on the degree of injury to the tissues.
Grade III AC separations in which the ligaments may be severely torn and where the collarbone is compromised may require surgical repair to hold the collarbone in place. The AC joint is relocated and torn ligaments are repaired. The surgeon may use a screw or some other fixation to hold the joint in place as the ligaments heal.
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