Acromioclavicular joint injury in competitive golfers

J South Orthop Assoc. 1995 Winter;4(4):277-82.


We reviewed a series of professional and competitive low-handicap golfers with shoulder pain. All but one player (34/35) had pain in the left shoulder. A high incidence of problems (53%) related to the acromioclavicular joint was noted in these golfers with left shoulder pain. With proper treatment all but one (17/18 [94%]) of the golfers with acromioclavicular joint problems was able to return to competitive golf. By studying the mechanics of the golf swing, a possible mechanism for this high incidence of acromioclavicular joint problems is given.

MeSH terms

  • Acromioclavicular Joint / injuries*
  • Acromioclavicular Joint / physiopathology
  • Adult
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Golf / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain / etiology*
  • Pain / physiopathology
  • Pain Management
  • Prospective Studies
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Shoulder Joint* / physiopathology