Acute: usually due to traumatic AC separation—can lead to chronic osteoarthritis (OA) over time
Chronic: due to repetitive str...
History of trauma (prior AC separation)
History of overhead sports such as baseball, weight lifting, tennis, and swimming (3)
Family or personal history of inflammatory disease or arthr...
Most patients respond well to combination of activity modification, physical therapy, medications, and steroid injections (4)[B].
Decrease cross-body motions (golf, baseball), overhead activi...
Chronic degenerative condition that is likely to progress over time
Activity modification is the best way to slow progression.
Surgery can be definitive treatment.
M13.819 Other specified arthritis, unspecified shoulder
M19.019 Primary osteoarthritis, unspecified shoulder
M12.519 Traumatic arthropathy, unspecified shoulder
M19.219 Secondary osteoarthriti...
Chronic shoulder pain is the second leading MSK cause of visits in primary care.
AC joint arthritis is the second most common cause of shoulder pain.
AC pain in younger patients is typically due ...
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