i did a grade 3 ac on friday snowbarding have a huge lump etc. i saw a surgeon here who said that the results for non surgical management are better than surgical - i am sport mad and worried that i am only geting one opinion anyone know an expert in london
incidentally i here their is a new repair technique will post when i can find out more
I would go and see a sports physician/doctor at Pure Sports Medicine in London. They are great there. I was a patient there for a couple of years when I lived in London. They will be able to refer you to a top shoulder surgeon. Also, make sure you get referred to a physio that specialises in shoulders. Mine specialises in shoulders and makes a big difference.
Make sure you get referred to a surgeon that specialises in shoulders. It makes a huge difference. I've had both shoulders operated on and has made a huge difference seeing someone that specialises in shoulders.
Not sure I agree with conservative treatment working better. I've seen a pretty bad AC grade 3 which required surgery from my work at a football club last year. The player did really well I believe.
Their website is www.puresportsmed.com
I hope this helps !
one other question there ems to be a few options
1 conservative non surgical
2 surgery early in the acute phase ? is this the tightrope
3 surgery late if conservative is not working
anyone know the advantage if any of early surgery ?
I believe with early surgery there is a better chance of recovery, particularly if you plan to return to competitive sport.