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What is a Shoulder AC Joint? How do you repair it?

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If you've dislocated your AC joint, most commonly from football or falling off your bicycle, the clavicle is often sticking right up. At The Stone Clinic in San Francisco, Dr. Kevin Stone is able to fix this injury, both acutely and later on chronically by taking a new ligament and rebuilding the joint.

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