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Dislocation of the clavicle

The acromioclavicular joint injuries are categorized in relation to the extent of ligament rupture (going from incomplete injury to the complete one) and the direction of the dislocation of the clavicle, resulting in different diagnostic pictures.

Most of these have a similar therapeutic development that starts with the immobilization brace for 2/4 weeks; common symptom is pain which can persist for a long period of time.
Eliminated the guardian it is necessary to start early rehabilitation program with the primary goal of controlling pain through physical therapy (laser, tens, ice), relaxing massage and stress relieving of the periarticular structures and reflexology piriformis; parallel you can start a mobilization work with reduced ROM (from the third week) with gradual increase of range of motion both in the pool and in the gym.

Once you get to the full ROM you can start recovery of strength through isometric exercises of the rotator cuff muscles and scapular stabilizers; gradually will be included isotonic exercises and reinforcement for the supraspinatus and deltoid and eccentric exercises of the rotator cuff.

The rehabilitation program concludes with field exercises that consist in launching and gripping objects on different surfaces, movement education, and prevention of re-injury.

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