Accession Number : ADA583712


Title :   Acromioclavicular Joint Separations


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER PORTSMOUTH VA


Personal Author(s) : Warth, Ryan J ; Martetschlaeger, Frank ; Gaskill, Trevor R ; Millett, Peter J


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a583712.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : Acromioclavicular (AC) joint separations are common injuries of the shoulder girdle, especially in the young and active population. Typically the mechanism of this injury is a direct force against the lateral aspect of the adducted shoulder, the magnitude of which affects injury severity. While low-grade injuries are frequently managed successfully using non-surgical measures, high-grade injuries frequently warrant surgical intervention to minimize pain and maximize shoulder function. Factors such as duration of injury and activity level should also be taken into account in an effort to individualize each patient s treatment. A number of surgical techniques have been introduced to manage symptomatic, high-grade injuries. The purpose of this article is to review the important anatomy, biomechanical background, and clinical management of this entity


Descriptors :   *JOINTS , *LIGAMENTS , *SHOULDERS(ANATOMY) , REHABILITATION , SEPARATION , SURGERY


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE