How do I fix my acromiale os?

Generally, nonoperative therapy should be started, including physiotherapy, analgesia, and injections. Surgical treatment is indicated after failed conservative treatment. In patients with symptomatic pre-type os acromiale, open or arthroscopic excision might be the best therapeutic option leading to good outcomes.

What is an os acromiale?

Os acromiale is a developmental aberration in which the distal acromion fails to fuse. This aberration is often discovered incidentally but may present with a clinical picture similar to that of subacromial impingement syndrome.

How long does it take to recover from acromioplasty surgery?

The surgery lasts approximately one hour, and you will likely go home after the procedure. Most patients recover from minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder surgery within six weeks after the procedure.

How common is os acromiale?

Studies have shown that about 8% of the population have an os acromiale. Of the patients with an os acromiale, 30-60 % of them will have them on both sides. Os acromiale are more commonly found in blacks and males than whites and females.

Why do you need acromioplasty?

A doctor might suggest acromioplasty as a treatment option for people who are experiencing shoulder pain, particularly with overhead activity, and reduced strength in the shoulder or arm. Some of these individuals may also have difficulty reaching the arm behind the body, for example, to do up a zipper.

How long will I be off work after shoulder impingement surgery?

You may be able to do easier daily activities in 2 to 3 weeks. Most people who work at desk jobs can go back to work at this time. If you lift, push, or pull at work, you will probably need 3 to 4 months off. Most people can start activities with low risk of shoulder injury in about 3 months.

What causes os acromiale of shoulder?

Causes of os acromiale The acromion develops from four ossification centers or growth plates. The growth plates generally fuse by age 18 but can fuse as late as age 25. When there is failure of the growth plates to fuse an os acromiale develops.

What are surgical indications for performing an acromioplasty?

Arthroscopic lateral acromioplasty (ALAP) to reduce a pathological critical shoulder angle (CSA) and prevent rotator cuff re-tear after reconstruction. Indications: AAAP is indicated for acromial impingement due to an anterolateral acromial spur with or without bursa-sided rotator cuff lesion.