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 type III shoulder separation occurs when both the
acromioclavicular (AC) and coracoclavicular (CC) ligaments are completely
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerPatrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
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