Unformatted text preview: arm can also injure the AC joint. There are three degree’s of AC joint Injury: • 1 st degree – sprain • 2 nd degree – subluxation • 3 rd degree – dislocation Symptoms of AC joint injury: • Pain o Localised over the top of the shoulder o Aggravated by shoulder movements and/or deep breathing • Inflammation o Inflammation and bruising will be present at the site of injury o It is the result of torn ligament fibres Diagnosis: • Made with X-ray - May show a separation or step deformity of the AC joint • Occasionally the clavicle may break at the lateral end, proximal to the AC joint. Again diagnosis is made with X-ray....
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Injury, Joint dislocation