ACROMIOCLAVICULAR (AC) JOINT ARTHROSIS
Acromioclavicular (AC) joint arthrosis; is a disease caused by calcification (osteoarthritis) of the joint between the collarbone and the shoulder blade in the shoulder area. Acromioclavicular joint arthrosis is generally observed in the advanced age group. Pain in the anterior upper outer part of the shoulder is typical during shoulder movement. In the advanced stages of the disease, the limitation of movement may increase and thus, decrease the quality of life of the individual. The priority in the treatment of acromioclavicular joint arthrosis is to relieve the pain of the patient during movement. For this purpose, pain-edema-relieving drugs can be used; the shoulder can be rested with a shoulder-arm sling, or cortisone injection can be applied to the relevant joint.
In cases resistant to conservative (non-surgical) treatment, arthroscopic joint cleaning surgery can be performed.