Distal Clavical Excision
Distal clavicle excision, also known as the Mumford Procedure, is performed to relieve shoulder pain and discomfort by excising the distal (lateral) end of the clavicle. Those suffering from osteoarthritis in the Acromioclavicular joint can opt for this procedure when non-surgical alternatives are unsuccessful. The surgery can be performed through open or arthroscopic procedure.
A post-operative physical therapy regimen is prescribed and most patients experience full recovery within 8 to 10 weeks.