AC Joint Arthritis

Acromioclavicular Joint (AC Joint) Arthritis

Acromioclavicular (ah-kro-mee-o-klah-vik-u-ler) Arthritis or Acromioclavicular osteoarthritis is a gradually progressing degenerative disease that affects the acromioclavicular joint (AC joint) located at the junction of the collarbone (clavicle) and the shoulder blade (scapula). It initiates as osteoarthritis causing , pain, tenderness and swelling in the shoulder.

It can be caused due to traumatic AC joint-related accidents, lifting weights, repeated overloading, major joint surgeries, and various congenital disabilities such as misaligned bones, gout attacks or septic arthritis

Although AC joint osteoarthritis is irreversible, it is easily reducible and can be stopped through changes in lifestyle and minimally invasive Procedures.