A shoulder separation is the partial or complete separation of two
parts of the shoulder: the collarbone (clavicle) and the end (acromion) of the
shoulder blade (scapula). In a type II shoulder separation, the
acromioclavicular (AC) ligament is completely torn, and the coracoclavicular
(CC) ligament is either partially torn or not injured.
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William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
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