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AC Joint Repair Specialist

Looking for the best Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon in NYC? Our Upper East Side NYC orthopedic surgeons routinely perform Acromioclavicular Reconstruction (AC Joint Repair) surgery. This shoulder injury is actually a lot more common then you think. AC joint injuries are among the most common injuries treated by orthopedic surgeons of the arm and shoulder. If your shoulder injury does not respond to conservative treatment your consultant may recommend surgery. Our expert orthopedic surgeons/NYC sports medicine surgeons specialize in treating shoulder injuries.

We are honored to have been awarded “Best Orthopedic Surgeons in America” by New York Magazine for over a decade as well as SuperDoctors, The New York Times, Top Doctors, New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” issue, and hundreds of leading publications, news programs, and orthopedic surgeon’s review websites.

Please note: A doctor’s referral is NOT necessary from a General Practitioner to see our sports medicine or orthopedic surgery specialists for a consultation, 2nd opinion, or for treatment at our orthopedic practice – including AC Joint Repair surgery.

We offer full out of network insurance benefits (we will contact your insurance company and submit for you). You will enjoy the luxury and benefit of academic medicine in a top rated concierge environment without the hassle of long hospital waiting room times and paperwork.

Diagnostic AC joint / shoulder injury tests, treatments and consultations can often be carried out on the same day. We offer true concierge medicine to all patients. We have the ability to see our patients immediately; same day, nights and weekend and offer emergency services.

The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is often injured during physical contact sports such as football, soccer, martial arts, wrestling, hockey, snow ski accidents, snow ski accidents, motorcycles, bike accidents, and “horsing around”, and literally falling off a horse. Our NYC orthopedic surgeons treat many professional athletes and children with this shoulder injury at our practice. Women also tend to get this injury when engaging in various sports (such as polo).

The injury is known most commonly as a “separated shoulder”, but is in no way related to a dislocated shoulder – a dislocated shoulder actually involves a different joint altogether. AC joint injuries are normally caused by a fall on an outstretched hand or a strong force such as a massive football tackle.

There are mild AC Joint Injuries and Server and each requires a different orthopedic surgical technique:

  • A mild shoulder separation: occurs when there is AC ligament sprain that does not displace the collarbone.
  • A serious should separation is more intense whereas the AC ligament tears and the coracoclavicular (CC) ligament sprains or tears slightly causing misalignment in the collarbone. In the most severe shoulder separation injury, both the AC and CC ligaments get torn and the AC joint is completely out of its position.

Diagnosis is pretty straight forward. Most often the exam will demonstrate tenderness or bruising around the top of the shoulder near the AC joint, and the suspected diagnosis can be confirmed using an x-ray (we offer same day x-rays), which compares the injured side with the patient’s other joint.

Shoulder surgery is required, “Acromioclavicular Reconstruction”, for those cases where the patient continues to have pain or an unacceptable deformity in the joint after several months of conservative treatment or when additional injuries are present.

The most common type of surgery for AC joint injury involves restoring the anatomy by repairing or grafting new ligaments and connecting the additional damage.

Our NYC orthopedic surgeons are fully equipped to surgically and conservatively manage shoulder disorders utilizing the latest techniques and state of the art technology. We are specialists in keyhole surgery which has shorter and less painful recovery times than conventional open surgery.

Our team of orthopedic surgeons, specialty nurses, physiotherapists and support staff are dedicated to managing your specific orthopedic surgery and working together to ensure your needs are exceeded from consultation to following surgical discharge. Our goal is to deliver premium orthopaedic care using the latest techniques and advancements to achieve the best outcomes and help people return to pain-free, functional lives. Please read some of our NYC Orthopedic Surgeon’s Top Reviews.

Our orthopedic surgeons pride ourselves with providing you highly personalized and comprehensive orthopedic care including Acromioclavicular Reconstruction (AC Joint Repair) surgery. Our philosophy of direct orthopedic surgeon to patient care at every visit has made us one of the most trusted and respected practices on the Upper East Side in NYC. Feel free to contact us today, at any time, and start yourself on the road to recovery.

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