Dislocated AC joint

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Dislocated AC joint

Postby distiller » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:10 am

I dislocated my AC joint last night on miller st, north sydney after only riding for a couple weeks. I went OTB except I'm not entirely sure why - I was breaking to go around a corner but dont remember applying too much pressure on the front brakes - it all happened very quickly.

Thanks to the cyclist who stopped to help me out.

I spent 5 hours in RNSH and seeing the shoulder specialist on Friday. It is a 2-3 grade I think, the dr. didnt give me much detail, except said it probably didnt need surgery unless I used the shoulder professionally.
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Re: Dislocated AC joint

Postby nescius » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:35 am

That's no good, injuries are a real pain (pardon the pun).

I damaged the AC joints in both my shoulders in separate mountain biking accidents about 6 weeks apart, I recommend seeing a physio as soon as possible and getting some rehab happening. You will probably be surprised at how quickly you can be fixed up without surgery, as long as you do the exercises you are given. Good luck!
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Re: Dislocated AC joint

Postby trailgumby » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:44 pm

Shoulder dislocations - the most painful thing I have ever done. Sorry to hear about this.

Miller St is dangerous. I try to get off it as soon as I can. Heavy traffic, grumpy drivers and drain covers that lie in wait for your front wheel.

+1 to getting physio ASAP. I didn't thanks to poor advice from my local A&E, and ended up getting frozen shoulder and needing a partial reco, exacerbated as they did more damage when they popped it back in.

If north sydney is near your place of work, Back in Business physiotherapy at Mount St are pretty good. The principal Martin Krause is a cyclist, and Jacquie Ryder is excellent too. I like her calls-it-as-she-sees-it attitude, and she knows her stuff.

http://www.back-in-business-physiotherapy.com/

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Re: Dislocated AC joint

Postby distiller » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:47 pm

Ok, will see what the specialist says in Friday and check out a physio. I work in the city but could also go to nth sydney.

I'm usually not on miller street for long, and last night I was going to turn up to west street one street later than I normally do.

Unfortunately I've got a holiday booked next week so will have to delay treatment for a couple of weeks, unless I can see someone this week.
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Re: Dislocated AC joint

Postby sogood » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:44 pm

distiller wrote:Unfortunately I've got a holiday booked next week so will have to delay treatment for a couple of weeks, unless I can see someone this week.

Then you should see someone this week. "A couple of weeks" is a long time to delay treatment at your stage. If needed, talk to your orthopod's receptionist and as for their recommendation of a physio who can potentially see you immediately after your ortho review. In other words, take your therapy with you on the holiday.
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Re: Dislocated AC joint

Postby hannos » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:53 pm

Definitely start treatment before you go away.
I've done some minor AC damage during football (AFL) and also recommend doing the exercises the physio says to do. Without fail!
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Re: Dislocated AC joint

Postby trailgumby » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:59 pm

sogood wrote:
distiller wrote:Unfortunately I've got a holiday booked next week so will have to delay treatment for a couple of weeks, unless I can see someone this week.

Then you should see someone this week. "A couple of weeks" is a long time to delay treatment at your stage.

x 1000.

A couple of weeks was exactly how long I waited. Learn from my mistake, go see a physio now.

He/she will tell you what movements you can safely do and what to avoid, and what movements you need to do right now to avoid muscle wastage.

Don't stuff around! Choices you make now will likely have long term consequences.
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Re: Dislocated AC joint

Postby distiller » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:54 pm

Ok, booked in to a physio on Elizabeth st (near my work) for tomorrow and Friday.
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