Ligaments hold the shoulder joint together. A disruption or weakening of these connections is a shoulder separation.
Indications, part 1:
This type of ligament tear is considered a second-degree shoulder separation.
Indications, part 2:
When the ligaments are disrupted in this fashion, the result is a third-degree shoulder separation.
|Review Date: 7/17/2008|
Reviewed By: Andrew L. Chen, MD, MS, Orthopedist, The Alpine Clinic, Littleton, NH. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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