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m.mccormack
27-05-2007, 10:11 AM
hello,
i have recently re-injured my AC joint playing rugby. When it first happened 18 months ago, i had an MRI to see the what damage had been done and my doctor told me that there was no separation. He described it by saying that usually the AC joint gets popped out but in my case it has been forced in. Last week it happened again when i went to make a tackle. There was no pop only pain and then my shoulder went numb. I would just like to know more about this and if there is any solution to fix it. I have been to a physio and i am doing the exercises that i have been given the same as it happened last time but it has never felt 100%.

kjwilkin
27-05-2007, 11:48 AM
hello,
i have recently re-injured my AC joint playing rugby. When it first happened 18 months ago, i had an MRI to see the what damage had been done and my doctor told me that there was no separation. He described it by saying that usually the AC joint gets popped out but in my case it has been forced in. Last week it happened again when i went to make a tackle. There was no pop only pain and then my shoulder went numb. I would just like to know more about this and if there is any solution to fix it. I have been to a physio and i am doing the exercises that i have been given the same as it happened last time but it has never felt 100%.

Hi there,

I am a sports trainer for a VFL club in Melbourne and have a lot of our players injure their AC joints. One of the things they are encouraged to do is tape their shoulders so that they are more aware of their shoulders and to prevent re-injuring their shoulder.

It doesn't sound good that your shoulder went numb. I'd strongly encourage you to go and see a good sports physician. They will be able to diagnose the injury accurately and advise on the best sort of treatment. Whereabouts are you based ? I know of some good sports physicians in both Melbourne and Canberra. Let me know if you want me to send you a private message with their details.

I can appreciate how frustrating it must be. I've had shoulder problems for a couple of years and recently had surgery to fix my problem. It is also really important to have a physio that specialises in shoulders. My physio in Melbourne mainly specialises in shoulders and backs.

Let us know how you go.

m.mccormack
27-05-2007, 02:50 PM
Hello mate,
I live in ****** which is a town near Byron Bay in NSW. Everyone i talk to has only heard of the AC popping out and not the reverse. Have you heard of this before? My doctor told me that it couldn't be fixed with surgery. Do you know where i would be able to find out more about it.

Thanks mate

kjwilkin
28-05-2007, 04:32 PM
Hi there,

I've never heard of that happening, but it doesn't mean to say that other people haven't experienced it.

When you have a rare injury it can be hard to find out much information about it. So, I would strongly encourage you to go and see a good sports physician in Melbourne, Canberra or Sydney. I know of some good sports physicians in Canberra and Melbourne. Let me know if you want their contact details. There must be some form of treatment that can help.

I have just had shoulder surgery with Greg Hoy in Melbourne and was fantastic. He specialises in shoulders and am sure he'd be able to help you.

Let us know how you go.

hopeful
28-05-2007, 06:08 PM
AC tears are classified into 6 categories. 3 of the 6 involves the clavicle becoming raised. 1 of the 6 involves the clavicle being pushed into down into the scapula, as it seems u have. Its called either a grade 4 or a grade 6. I havent looked into it too much as I dont have that injury.

I know that it is quite rare tho, but it still happens, especially in car and motorcycle accidents. There are some academic papers on the web that talk about that. You just need to search it. As far as I know, they normally operate it..

suleymanft
20-06-2007, 06:34 PM
i have ac ligament problem . i had surgery on my shoulder ... could you add me at msn contact list petronext@hotmail.com ask questions for share information about shoulder