Week 3 and this week we have a patient information video about acromioclavicular joint sprains. ACJ injuries frequently occur in young patients following a sporting injury. The rarely require operative intervention and can be treated in a sling. The patient should be encouraged to move the arm progressively as pain allows.
This injury should be diagnosed and managed in the emergency or minor injuries department and discharged with advice.
The more significant ACJ dislocations are more likely to remain symptomatic and may go on to require surgery. More information about these injuries and how to manage them can be found at ShoulderDoc.co.uk.
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