The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in your body, which makes it susceptible to dislocation. Shoulder separation can result from a blow to your shoulder or if you fall on your shoulder. A shoulder separation happens when you injure the area where your collarbone (clavicle) meets the shoulder. It is a common injury in contact sports.
This injury may also be called acromioclavicular (AC) separation or sprain, and results in symptoms that include:
- A visible bump on the top of your shoulders
- Limited shoulder movement and tenderness on top of your shoulder at the end of your collarbone
- Severe aching pain at the moment of injury
- Swelling and bruising of your shoulder
Our sports medicine team provides the most advanced diagnostics and treatments available to patients with sports-related injuries. Our revolutionary concept in sports medicine brings together a comprehensive team of highly trained medical professionals in a state-of-the-art facility to provide the best care for our patients.
Why Choose UHealth?
World-class care in an academic health system. As a research and teaching institution, we treat children and adults with proven, leading-edge procedures based on clinical studies performed at the Miller School of Medicine. Our doctors, residents, nurses, and therapists work together to create healthy outcomes.