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For type V AC joint injuries, early surgery may not be the best approach

Early surgery may not be the best treatment option for patients with Type V AC joint injuries, according to new research. Medical researchers showed military personnel returned to duty faster when surgery was not performed.

Our study compared results for 170 patients who received rotator cuff surgery with 25 who underwent an additional glenohumeral joint capsule release procedure to relieve stiffness at the time of surgery,” commented Jordan McGrath, lead author from St. George Hospital in Sydney, Australia. “Both groups reported significant improvements in range of motion, pain, and function after surgery.

Source: Science Daily

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