What is the ICD 10 code for AC separation?
Likewise, what percentage is a Grade 3 AC separation?
The injured side must be compared to the non-injured side in order to determine the grade. If the distance between the two bones is between increased between 25 and 100% it is a grade 3 and if it is more than that it is a grade 5.
Subsequently, question is, what is subluxation of AC joint? An AC Joint Subluxation is a partial dislocation, meaning that the clavicle goes partially out of joint, with part of the clavicle still touching the acromion. An AC Joint Subluxation looks like a small bump on top of the shoulder. The majority of people with AC Joint injuries can be treated without surgery.
Herein, what is a Grade 3 AC joint separation?
A grade 3 AC joint separation is a true dislocation of the AC joint. However, any direct blunt force can cause an AC joint separation if severe enough. The initial symptoms are very severe pain, localized swelling and the notable presence of a “bump” on the shoulder.
Does a Grade 3 shoulder separation require surgery?
In fact the vast majority of AC separations do very well with conservative treatment of the symptoms. Most AC injuries are grade I, II, or III and these generally do not require surgery. Usually the joint remains sore for two to six weeks and then full return to activity is the norm.