Acromioclavicular sprain: Case history and review

Henry Pollard*, Nicole Quodling, Andrew McHardy

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The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is a common site of injury in presentations to sports chiropractors. The injury often presents as a result of a fall onto the shoulder or onto an outstretched arm. The resultant injury to the AC joint may range from a minor ligamentous sprain to major ligamentous disruption with accompanying fracture and/or neurovascular compromise. Injuries respond positively to conservative treatment, though surgery may be required in complicated cases. A case report of an AC joint injury in a rugby football player and discussion of the anatomy, biomechanics, and treatment relating to the injury is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Neuromusculoskeletal System
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Acromioclavicular joint
  • Chiropractic
  • Injury
  • Rugby
  • Treatment


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