shoulder pointer syndrome

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shoulder pointer syndrome

A separation or sprain of the acromioclavicular joint, most commonly due to a blow from above, which occurs in contact sports (e.g., American football, wrestling, karate, hockey), or due to dislocations or strain in non-contact sports (e.g., swimming, gymnastics).

Clinical findings
Swelling and tenderness over the distal clavicle.

shoulder pointer 'syndrome'

Sports medicine A 'sprain' of the acromioclavicular joint, associated with contact sports–eg, football, wrestling, karate, hockey, and non-contact sports due to dislocations or strain–eg, swimming, gymnastics without joint instability
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