Acromioclavicular Separation (AC)

If the pain persists or the deformity is severe, surgeons at the Florida Hospital Celebration Health Sports Medicine Program may recommend trimming back the end of the collarbone so it stops rubbing against the acromion.
If there is significant deformity, the ligaments that attach to the underside of the collarbone may need to be reconstructed to restore function, mobility and symmetry. This type of surgery is effective, even if it is performed long after the problem started.

Whether a separation is treated conservatively or surgically, it will need to be rehabilitated through physical therapy to restore and rebuild motion, strength and flexibility.

If you have questions about surgical options or want to make an appointment with one of our sports medicine experts to discuss your condition, please contact our Patient Care Coordinators and they'll be happy to help you.