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). In a type II shoulder separation, the
acromioclavicular (AC) ligament is completely torn, and the coracoclavicular
(CC) ligament is either partially torn or not injured.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerPatrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery