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Do I need surgery for a dislocation of my acromioclavicular (AC) joint in the shoulder?

Often I am 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. We will refer to the acromioclavicular joint as the AC joint. The answer as to whether surgery is needed for an injury of this type

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Do metal plates and screws need to be removed from the bone after a fracture has healed?

Feeling the cold metal within, you contemplate the delicate balance of healing and hindrance. Hardware removal surgery, a procedure to take out the metal implants from a healed bone fracture, seems paradoxical, doesn’t it? It offers a conundrum that those untouched by surgical steel seldom consider: what goes in must sometimes come out. This article

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Grandparents, Lock Up the Medicine, Please!

Kids to Grandma and Grandpa: Lock up the medicine, please! Nearly one out of four grandparents store prescription medications in a place where children can easily access those medications – and that habit, University of Michigan researchers suggest, contributes to an epidemic of unintentional poisoning injuries for children. The University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital

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