A 45-year-old male asked:
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4 months ago i had surgery for a type 4 ac joint dislocation all ligaments were torn. a repair was done using the dog bone method. now, after surgery and 4 months later there is almost on inch of movement at the ac joint point. is this expected?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Unexpected: A repair should bring the joint back to function. Typically the joint does not move. I would have the surgeon double check the joint.
Answered on Aug 7, 2019
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