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The acromioclavicular joint, or AC joint, is one of two joints in the shoulder. The AC joint is where the collarbone, or clavicle, meets the shoulder blade, or scapula, creating the pointy top of the shoulder. The AC joint is susceptible to arthritis and degenerative disease, as well as fractures or separation from injury. At Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA, our orthopedic surgeon and shoulder specialist, Dr. Farzin Kabaei, offers AC joint repair surgery at our medical center in Los Angeles.

The acromioclavicular joint does not have a large range of motion like the glenohumeral joint in the shoulder, but it does have ligaments that hold the ends of the joint together. While the movement is limited between the ends of the clavicle and the acromion, the point on the scapula that meets the collarbone, it can still be susceptible to wear, tear and injury. Some common conditions that can impact the AC joint and cause pain or limit shoulder function include:

  • AC joint arthritis
  • AC joint separation
  • Collarbone fractures
  • AC ligament tears

Most AC joint conditions and injuries can be treated with conservative or non-invasive therapies. However, if these treatments are ineffective at relieving shoulder pain or improving mobility, AC joint repair surgery may be required.

AC Joint Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Farzin Kabaei is one of the top orthopedic surgeons and shoulder specialists in Los Angeles. His experience and expertise in performing complex joint surgeries include various types of AC joint repairs. Whether you have chronic AC joint arthritis or need surgical repair for an AC joint fracture or separation, Dr. Kabaei can provide the highest level of orthopedic care if surgery is the best treatment option.

If you are considering AC joint repair surgery, contact us at Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kabaei. Call our orthopedic clinic in Beverly Hills to book your appointment.

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