wow resurrecting an old thread!
Anyway, I had an appointment today at fracture clinic. I got referred there for a 2nd opinion from A+E after my AC joint has dislocated 6 times in a week, full on dislocations that have affected severely my right arm, and numerous subluxations. He checked me out and said the joint is quite unstable and he wants to refer me to a shoulder specialist to talk about options. He spoke a lot about surgery, naming about 4 that they might be able to do. The options were, to pin it, to fuse it, to tighten the ligaments, or to cut off the end of the clavicle and destroy the joint completely. I'm really not sure the usefulness of the last one, and it sounds scary! He knew of HMS and said that its likely it wont settle down by itself because its an odd and problematic joint. Aswell as the fact i have problems with my shoulder wont be helping the situation much.
I'm getting a bit worried now, I mean its very annoying and means that i can't really write or do anything much because its my right arm, and i'm right handed for everything so the effect is worse. It also causes problems with my other shoulder because of having to carry my backpack over one arm. Having it fixed, if it keeps going like this, would mean that I would miss less uni and have less problems writing my papers and so on. Has anyone had any problems like this and had it surgically fixed? Which options did you have? and which surgery did you have done? The only one that sounds kind of useful is tightening the ligaments, the others sound very extreme. Any advice would be really appreciated.
(it was kind of fun though, knowing about HMS he asked if i could do "the thumb thing" which i did, my wrist cracked ad subluxed whilst he was holding it, it grossed him out and made him squirm
he also was playing with my elbows which, whilst moving my arm to check the ac joint, he discovered was quite wobbly and bendy, i think if it wasn't so busy he might have wanted to play with some other joints to see what they could do. Its always fun when you are a marvel even to doctors in the field.
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