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A 50-year-old female asked:

How will recurring ac joint osteoarthrosis and impingiment (after arthroscopic cleaning and/or ac decompression and resection) be treated?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Resection: Well, to have arthrosis from the AC joint means the joint must, by definition exist. So resection of the distal clavicle essentially eliminates the existence of the AC joint and as such arthrosis in that joint can not recur. Resection should be a permanent solution if surgery done correctly.

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