Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injuries

Grade I and II injuries: sling for 3-7 days, taking into account severity of pain and patient age. Encourage early range of motion, especially in elderly patients. (Montellese 2004)

Type III injuries: Ensure orthopedic follow up for possible operative management.

Type IV-VI injuries: Uncommon and are frequently in the setting of polytrauma. They require careful examination to evaluate for signs of vascular injury. Orthopedic consultation recommended for evaluation and operative planning.