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). A shoulder separation can be type I, in which the
acromioclavicular (AC) ligament is partially torn, but the coracoclavicular
(CC) ligament is not injured. In a type II shoulder separation, the AC ligament
is completely torn, and the CC ligament is either partially torn or not
injured. A type III shoulder separation occurs when both the AC and CC
ligaments are completely torn.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerPatrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
PeaceHealth endeavors to provide comprehensive health care information, however some topics in this database describe services and procedures not offered by our providers or within our facilities because they do not comply with, nor are they condoned by, the ethics policies of our organization.