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Acromioclavicular joint dislocation: pathology, diagnosis and management

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dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Kieran
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-13T15:14:48Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-13T15:14:48Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2956
dc.description n/a en_US
dc.description.abstract Dislocation is the most common injury affecting the acromioclavicu lar (AC) joint. Six grades of AC joint dislocation are currently described, based on the degree and direction, of displacement. Complete rupture of both the AC and coracoclavicular (eq ligaments is considered to be necessary before complete grade 3 disloca tion of the AC jOint can OCcur. Diagnosis is made on the basis of the clinical history and examination, along with imaging results, with respect to the mosl common differential diagnoses. The literature indicates that conservative management is the most appropriate for grade 1 and 2 dislocations. Surgery, on the other hand, continues to be advocated for grades 4, 5 and 6. For grade 3 injuries, studies indicate that outcomes are similar for both conservative and surgical management. On this basis, conservative management is now also recommended as the preferred initial choice in grade 3 injuries. Further research is needed to clarify the type of conserva tive rehabilitation that results in the optimum outcome. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Physiotherapy Ireland;28(2), pp. 29-37
dc.subject acromioclavicular en_US
dc.subject joint dislocation en_US
dc.subject shoulder en_US
dc.subject physiotherapy en_US
dc.title Acromioclavicular joint dislocation: pathology, diagnosis and management en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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