• Shoulder Separation

  • Different from a dislocated shoulder, separation occurs when the collarbone is moved out of position from the shoulder blade.

  • This type of injury happens when a fall tears a ligament, causing the collarbone to move.


    Shoulder conditions in Colorado at Littleton Adventist Hospital. A separated shoulder is usually treated with rest and a sling. If it doesn't heal quickly, or the ligaments have been severely torn, surgery may be necessary. The specialists at the Center for Orthopedics perform this surgery through minimally invasive techniques, typically allowing the patient to return to normal activities within two weeks.


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