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AC Injuries

Acromioclavicular separations or sprains can vary in severity, depending on the extent of injury to the stabilizing ligaments and capsule.

  • First degree

Depending on the severity of the blow causing the injury, most of the time, only a partial tear of the acromioclavicular ligament will occur. If this is the case then only a first-degree injury is produced.

  • Second degree

A second-degree injury occurs when the acromioclavicular ligament is completely torn, but the coracoclavicular ligament remains intact. This can also include subluxation or partial displacement.

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