Monday, July 31, 2006

Mumford procedure for Shanghai businessman

Acromio clavicular arthritis or collar bone arthritis is a painful condition of the shoulder. It is commoner than arthritis of the shoulder joint. It occurs in weight lifters, or after trauma or after a neglected dislocation.
Treatment is conservative to begin with pain killers and a local steroid injection. If after six months pain persists than a Mumford procedure or excision of the outer end of the collar bone relieves pain. This can be done arthroscopically or by mini open method.
REcently a businessman from Shanghai underwent this procedure.