Thread: AC Joint Rehab
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:25 AM   #6
R. Alan Hester
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Diagnosis: AC Joint Type I Shoulder Separation:
A type I shoulder separation is an injury to the capsule that surrounds the AC joint. The bones are not out of position and the primary symptom is pain.

Treatment: initial bolus of hand shake and removal of money from pants, then Naproxen 500 mg PO followed by 250 mg q6-8h.

PT Education: no shoulder rolls for 2-3 weeks; further treatment recommendation of Cortisone injection at injury site if pain persists past 8-12 weeks. I will comply with the former, not the latter. No way am I entering that spiral at 32 years of age.
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