Join us for the 3rd annual Total Joint Trek at the Ascension St. Vincent Orthopedic Hospital! This event was established to promote well-being and inspire individuals with joint replacements to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Total Joint Trek is a great way to get out and support others who have common background while working towards improving yourself!
Congratulations to Steven Koger for being the recipient of the July Star Employee Award!!
Steven has worked for Tri-State Orthopaedics for almost a year now as Front Desk Medical Receptionist. He has shown great enthusiasm and compassion to patients, and other staff members. He is always willing to do what needs to be done without any hesitation.
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Dr. Stiver on his retirement. Tri-State Orthopaedics has been blessed to have him as a compassionate and dedicated physician and surgeon to patients for over 34 years. He will be greatly missed by our physicians, staff and patients.
Congratulations to Kristen Willis for being the recipient for June Star Employee Award!
Kristen goes above and beyond in everything she does. She helped out while an employee was out on leave. She did not hesitate to step up and do things that are outside of her clinical duties. If she doesn’t know the answer to something, she will take the initiative to figure it out. She comes in the office every day with a smile on her face and she never complains about her work.
We’re so happy to have Kristen a part of the TSOS team!
Separated shoulder, also known as AC joint separation occurs from a direct fall on or blow to the shoulder. This injury accounts for 9%-12% of shoulder injuries. Continue reading to learn more about recognizing and treating AC joint separation.
Understanding the anatomy
Three bones form the shoulder joint: the humerus (upper arm bone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the clavicle (collarbone). The AC joint, short for acromioclavicular joint, is where the clavicle meets the highest portion of the scapula, the acromion, and is held together by the acromioclavicular (AC) ligament and coracoclavicular (CC) ligament.
Who gets AC joint separation?
This most often occurs in men in their 20’s who participate in contact sports like football, hockey, and wrestling. However, it can occur in anyone with a traumatic injury to the shoulder.