Hand and Upper Limb Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Alejandro Badia Discusses AC Shoulder Joint Arthritis; Offers Patient Tips.
Shoulder surgery is only infrequently necessary, but, if performed, can be done successfully on an outpatient basis,” Dr. Badia says. “The standard approach is to remove a small piece from the end of the clavicle to prevent friction between it and the shoulder blade, the triangular bone between the clavicle and the humerus. This procedure maintains the AC joint ligaments, which are important to the stability of the AC joint.” Dr. Badia adds that the surgery has been done with small open incision for years but Dr. Badia and many shoulder specialists now do the AC resection (Mumford procedure) all arthroscopically. No scars and minimal post-op discomfort.
The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is formed by the connection of the collarbone (clavicle) with the acromion, the shoulder blade’s bony projection at top of shoulder. The AC is more frequently affected by arthritis, primarily osteoarthritis, than the lower portion of the shoulder where the arm (humerus) bone connects to the shoulder blade (glenohumeral joint), says Dr. Badia, founder and chief medical officer of the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and OrthoNOW®.
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Dr. Alejandro Badia recently published his first book Healthcare from the Trenches.