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J South Orthop Assoc. 1995 Winter;4(4):277-82.

Acromioclavicular joint injury in competitive golfers.

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  • 1Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, Durham, NC 27704, USA.

Abstract

We reviewed a series of professional and competitive low-handicap golfers with shoulder pain. All but one player (34/35) had pain in the left shoulder. A high incidence of problems (53%) related to the acromioclavicular joint was noted in these golfers with left shoulder pain. With proper treatment all but one (17/18 [94%]) of the golfers with acromioclavicular joint problems was able to return to competitive golf. By studying the mechanics of the golf swing, a possible mechanism for this high incidence of acromioclavicular joint problems is given.

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8925382
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