Shoulder Separation (cont.)
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Is It Possible to Prevent a Shoulder Separation?
Prevention of shoulder separation involves wearing proper protective equipment when participating in sports, making sure shoulder muscles are well-conditioned and strong, and preventing falls. If any activity causes shoulder pain, stop and see a doctor before the condition gets worse. If there is a pre-existing shoulder injury, do rehabilitation exercises and allow the injury to heal completely.
Shoulder Separation Pictures
The patient's right shoulder (viewer's left) is separated. Photo courtesy of Lisa Chan, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Acromioclavicular joint separation. X-ray courtesy of Lisa Chan, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/14/2016
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