AC Joint Dislocation

AC Joint Dislocation

AC Joint Injury Surgery in Bangalore – The Top of the wing bone is called acromion. Usually there is a protuberance at this spot and can be seen as larger than usual. The place where joint acromion establishes to the collarbone or clavicle known as AC joint. This joint is a combination of capsule and a clavicle.

Risk-

This condition can occur if fall directly on the exact spot of the shoulder or if impacted by immediate blow received in a contact sport .

Symptoms-

As it involved shoulder dislocation, can be really painful condition. Here are symptoms-

  • Pain and swelling around the joint
  • Painful movement around arm or shoulder, especially when trying to raise the arms above shoulder height.
  • Discomfort and unstable join

Types of injury-

 There are various grades/types scales for AC Joint injuries,  Slightly torn/completely torn condition can identify problem type.

Type I – No severe tearing or fracture but trauma/sprain to the joint ligaments found

Type II – Tearing of the acromioclavicular ligament completely

Type III – If both ligaments – acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular ligaments are torn.

Digital measurement can identify type and treatment can be done. It can be diagnosed using an X-ray which compares the injured side with the patient’s other joint.

AC Joint DislocationTreatment-

RICER protocol – rest, ice, compression, elevation and referral can be helpful as immediate painful conditions and can reduce swelling as well. It can take upto two to three  weeks for healing but in severe cases, surgery is recommended. Doctor can also suggest Surgery as an  option if patients  has remanent pain or unacceptable deformity in the joint even after months of conservative treatment which is  type 3 – complete dislocation of the AC Joint.

Here are the few FAQ’s about AC Joint Dislocation by Dr. Sushal ShanthKumar the Best Shoulder Orthopedic Surgeon Near me in Jayanagar, Bangalore:

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