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Shoulder Separation (AC Joint Sprain, AC Joint Separation)

AC joint Sprain or AC Separation

AC joint sprain or shoulder separation


An acromioclavicular joint separation or sprain is often caused by a high energy injury, such as a motor vehicle accident or contact sports injury. An injury to these ligaments often causes severe pain, swelling, and bruising about the shoulder. It is also common to note a deformity at the top of the shoulder.


There are several non-surgical and surgical options to treat this problem. Click here to discover some additional information regarding this condition.


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Source and for more information: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)