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I am often asked by my patient's and frequently by other patients as a second opinion, whether they need surgery after a dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint of their shoulder.

It is common now for broken bones (fractures) to be fixed with metal plates and screws or a long nail, especially if the fracture is unstable or the joint surface has been damaged, and for this hardware to be left in the body.

Using metal plates and screws, or a long nail, allows the bone after a fracture to be restored to an optimal position, anatomical if possible, back out to normal length, normally aligned, and to be held rigidly in a stable position while the bone healing occurs.