AC Joint Dislocation
Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Dislocation is usually caused by a direct fall onto the point of the shoulder. The shoulder blade (scapula) is forced downwards, and the collarbone (clavicle) pops up. It is a particularly common injury in contact sports and cycling.
Dr. David Colvin, trained in orthopaedic surgery in Perth. David's specialty is knee and shoulder surgery and sports injuries.
The signs and symptoms for an AC Joint Dislocation
What to look for with an AC Joint Dislocation:
- Pain at the end of the collarbone or on top of the shoulder.
- Pain aggravated by heavy lifting or lifting the arm overhead
- Swelling on top of the shoulder
- A visible lump where the end of the collarbone is displaced upwards stretching the skin.
How do we diagnose an AC Dislocation?
Severe AC joint injuries can be diagnosed clinically. There is a very obvious bump or deformity at the end of the collarbone. Less severe injuries can be diagnosed by X-ray and sometimes via an MRI.
AC Joint Reconstruction
Get in touch with us!
Dr David Colvin consults at:
Western Orthopaedic Clinic
Suite 213, 25 McCourt Street,
Subiaco WA 6008 (Perth)
- These rooms are part of St John of God Subiaco Hospital.
- Parking is available on site.
Dr David Colvin operates at: