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Shoulder separation - series

Normal anatomy

Ligaments hold the shoulder joint together. A disruption or weakening of these connections is a shoulder separation.

Normal anatomy

Indications, part 1

This type of ligament tear is considered a second-degree shoulder separation.

Indications, part 1

Indications, part 2

When the ligaments are disrupted in this fashion, the result is a third-degree shoulder separation.

Indications, part 2