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A separated shoulder is an injury to a part of one of your body's most mobile joints — the joint formed where the top of your shoulder blade meets the end of your collarbone. A separated shoulder is a stretch or tear of one or more of the ligaments supporting this joint.
A separated shoulder doesn't usually require surgery. Conservative treatment, such as rest, ice and pain relievers, is often enough to relieve the pain of a separated shoulder. Most people regain full shoulder function within a few weeks after experiencing a separated shoulder.
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