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Acromioclavicular Arthritis

The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is a joint in the shoulder that forms where the clavicle bone meets the highest part of the scapula (shoulder blade) called the acromion. The AC joint allows you to raise your arm over your head and move your arm across your body. Arthritis is a general term given to joint disease that leads to inflammation, pain, and stiffness. When arthritis affects the AC joint, this is called AC arthritis. Weightlifters often get a related condition called “weightlifter’s shoulder.” Weightlifter’s shoulder is osteolysis (breakdown of bone) of the distal (the end farthest from the neck) portion of the collarbone.

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Superior Labral Tear (SLAP Tear)

The shoulder joint is formed where three bones meet: the humerus (long bone that forms the upper arm), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the clavicle (collarbone). The head of the humerus bone fits inside of a cavity of the scapula called the glenoid fossa. Inside the glenoid fossa is a ring of cartilage, called the labrum. When the top (superior) portion of the labrum tears, this is referred to as a SLAP tear

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    Dr. Jay Kimmel

  • Dr. Jay Kimmel is an orthopedic surgeon with Advanced Orthopedics New England. Dr. Kimmel specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on shoulder and knee injuries.
  • Assistant clinical professor in both the department of family medicine and department of orthopedics at the University of Connecticut.
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