Hi, I am looking for someone to write an article on athlete rehabilitation programme for a cricketer Paper must be at least 1750 words. Please, no plagiarized work! The acromioclavicular joint is a joint located at the patient’s top of his shoulder. As a junction between the clavicle a.k.a. collarbone and the acromion, the shoulder joint is formed at the junction where the clavicle – collarbone, scapula – shoulder blade, and the humerus – arm bone meets. With these three major bone structures, the shoulder blade and the collarbone form the joint socket whereas the arm bone with a round head fits into the joint socket (Marieb 2004, pp. 138 – 139). Since the joint acts as a pivot, the main function of the acromioclavicular joint is to allow us to raise our arm above the head area. In other words, the acromio-clavicular joint enables us to rotate our arms 360O.

Other than acting as a pivot, the acromio-clavicular joint stabilizes three ligaments known as the acromioclavicular, coracoacromial, and coracoclavicular ligaments. The acromioclavicular ligament connects the clavicle with the acromion of the scapula. By restraining the posterior translation and movements of the clavicle, the acromioclavicular provides stability across the joint (NISMAT 2007). Extending from the coracoids process to the acromion, the coracoacromial ligament controls both the anterior and posterior part of the lateral clavicle whereas the coracoclavicular ligament which is consists of the conoid and trapezoid ligaments connect the clavicle with the coracoids process of the scapula (NISMAT 2007).

Acromio-clavicular joint sprain occurs when either one of the three ligaments that hold the acromioclavicular joint is physically disrupted. Specifically, disruption in the acromio-clavicular joint caused by direct force due to sports activities could result in shoulder separation. In this particular case study, a cricketer suffered an acromio-clavicular joint sprain when he accidentally landed on his left shoulder from an attempted catch.

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