Shoulder and Elbow
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ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT ARTHRITIS

This condition is usually caused by trauma to the small joint directly above the shoulder where the collar bone connects to the shoulder blade.

Joint Arthritis
It results in pain at the end of arm elevation and with movements across the body and often causes the patient to wake up at night. The symptoms usually progress with time. Treatment consists of anti-inflammatory medication and restriction of activity. Occasionally, a hydrocortisone injection is indicated. When symptoms are severe, a small amount of bone excised from the joint. This can be achieved by arthroscopy. This is usually associated with considerable relief of pain. A sling may need to be worn for 6 weeks post-operatively.

SUMMARY
-often rest and pain medications help symptoms
-a steroid injection can be helpful
-Surgery is usually very successful