Treatment of grade III acromioclavicular separations in professional throwing athletes: results of a survey.

@article{McFarland1997TreatmentOG,
  title={Treatment of grade III acromioclavicular separations in professional throwing athletes: results of a survey.},
  author={Edward G McFarland and Steven J Blivin and C B Doehring and Leigh Ann Curl and C A Silberstein},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  year={1997},
  volume={26 11},
  pages={771-4}
}
Forty-two team orthopedists representing all 28 major league baseball teams were surveyed to ascertain their definitive treatment for a hypothetical starting rotation pitcher who had sustained a grade III acromioclavicular (AC) separation to his throwing arm 1 week before the season. Twenty-nine (69%) of the physicians would treat the injury nonoperatively, while 13 (31%) would operate immediately. Twenty-five (60%) of the orthopedists had actually treated a pitcher or position baseball player… CONTINUE READING