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How soon can I recover from acromio-clavicular luxation?

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Hello i have something in my shoulder called AC luxation (tossy 3.) I am two weeks after surgery and its going pretty great but i would like to ask few questions about future.
Posted Sat, 28 Apr 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh 1 hour later

Thanks for posting your query.

The treatment of acromioclavicular joint injuries varies according to the severity or grade of the injury. Since you have had the surgery, it may take a longer time to return to full function. Postoperatively, the arm is supported in a sling for up to 6 weeks.

After 2 weeks, you are allowed to use the arm for daily activities at waist level. After 6 weeks, the sling or orthosis is discontinued, overhead activities are allowed and then stretching and strengthening are progressed gradually. Complete range of motion may occur after 4-6 months of surgery.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.
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