A 30-year-old member asked:
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is it possible?to ?replace an injured ac shoulder joint with an artificial joint?

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Dr. Malinda Linn
14 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: In fact, shoulder joint replacements are being done though not typically as a first line treatment.
Answered on Sep 5, 2012
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No need: If the problem is painful arthritis, the joint can be safely removed, called a distal clavicle resection. If the joint is unstable because of injured cc ligaments, the ligaments can be reconstructed.
Answered on May 4, 2015
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