Shoulder Separaton

shoulder separation

What is Shoulder Separation?

A shoulder separation occurs after a fall or a sharp blow to the top of the shoulder. This is not the same as a shoulder dislocation, which occurs at the large joint where the arm attaches to the shoulder, although this two may appear to be the same. The shoulder separation sometime also known as acromioclavicular (AC) dislocation, is an injury to the junction between the collarbone and the shoulder. It is usually a soft-tissue or ligament injury but may include a fracture.

Symptoms of Shoulder Separation

  • Pain to the top of the shoulder
  • An obvious upward pointing lump on the top of the shoulder
  • Tenderness at the joint area


Causes of Shoulder Separation

  • A sharp blow or a fall causes the collarbone to be forced away from the bone of the shoulder


Treatment for Shoulder Separation

  • Shoulder Slings
  • Surgical Treatment


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.