Dr. Padalecki is skilled in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, and other progressive techniques of the shoulder. After he has consulted with you and determined that shoulder surgery is the appropriate step to take, he will discuss which surgical procedure will offer you the most optimal outcome for your particular injury. Each shoulder surgery and technique is different, and may require varying steps and/or stages depending on how complex your shoulder injury is. Therefore, each procedure is uniquely tailored to fit the situation. While some of the procedures might be handled arthroscopically, some will require an open approach. Physical therapy will be prescribed, and as a team, you both will work towards the goal of a full recovery.
An Overview on AC Separation Treatment The collarbone (clavicle) attaches to the roof of the shoulder (acromion) in a joint referred to as the acromioclavicular joint. The collarbone is also stabilized in this area by ligaments called the coracoclavicular ligaments, which attach the collarbone to the front of the shoulder blade (scapula). Direct trauma [...]