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AC joint grade 3 dislocation. - If I am going the non operational

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AC joint grade 3 dislocation. - If I am going the non operational way of recovery,
(currently week 2.5) How long would I expect before full strength, and will it likely have long term effects on Contact sport, Racket sports or Bodybuilding?

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Grade 1-3 shoulder separations (AC separations)


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Recovery time


So probably 10-12 weeks for your recovery. This information is from one of the top US sports-medicine Orthopedic clinic. Following your rehab plan meticulously and not trying to do too much to soon is critical. If your rehab fails, you will likely need surgery, so please do follow your rehab plan to the T.


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