Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tallahassee, FL
I am scheduled to have surgery to correct problems with a painful AC joint. The problem is caused by arthritis and has been handled with repeated cortisone injections in the past, but apparently it is time to have it fixed. This will occur Thursday. My understanding of the procedure is that they will grind off the end of the clavicle. I had a similar surgery on the other shoulder 10 or 12 years ago, but since I wasn't riding during that period (whitewater kayaking then) I don't know how it will affect my riding during the recovery period. That surgery resulted in a healthy shoulder for the 10 or 12 years since then, so I am optimistic.
Obviously I will solicit my surgeons advice and follow it, but if any of you have had this surgery I would be interested in hearing about how your recovery went, especially with regard to riding.