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Separated Shoulder (AC Joint Sprain)

Separated Shoulder (AC Joint Sprain)

WHAT IS IT? The Acromioclavicular  (AC) Joint is the joint between the collarbone and the shoulder blade. It is the only bony joint attaching the upper arm to the body and is essential in transferring forces from the arm to the trunk. To keep the joint stable it is reinforced by three thick ligaments; the Acromioclavicular, Coracoclavicular and Coracoacromial ligaments. HOW DOES IT BECOME SEPARATED? A tear of the AC joint usually occurs from force directly on the shoulder, often...

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