Degenerative joint disease of the acromioclavicular joint: a review.

  title={Degenerative joint disease of the acromioclavicular joint: a review.},
  author={Nathan A. Mall and Emily Foley and Peter Nissen Chalmers and Brian Cole and Anthony A Romeo and Bernard Raymond Bach},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={41 11},
Osteoarthritis of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint is a common condition causing anterior or superior shoulder pain, especially with overhead and cross-body activities. This most commonly occurs in middle-aged individuals because of degeneration to the fibrocartilaginous disk that cushions the articulations. Diagnosis relies on history, physical examination, imaging, and diagnostic local anesthetic injection. Diagnosis can be challenging given the lack of specificity with positive physical… CONTINUE READING
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