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With old fashioned values and today's education and technology, Dr. Merrick performed thumb basal joint surgery due to severe joint arthritis. He successfully restored full movement and strength to my thumb. Most recently, I had a small cyst surgically removed from my forehead and after several weeks it was virtually undetectable. Thanks Dr. Merrick! 

Diane K. (Thumb Basal Joint Surgery & Cyst Removal) – Eau Claire, WI

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Articles

Browse our library of articles on plastic and reconstructive surgery. Find helpful information if you're considering a procedure or want to learn more about our services and expertise.

Oct 18

Dr. Merrick Lights Phoenix Park Bridge Pink for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day! - As seen on WEAU

Dr. Merrick Lghts Phoenix Park Pink for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day!

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Sep 20

Fall Specials are HERE!

Our fall specials are here! Call us today to schedule your appointment!

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Jul 20

July, UV Safety Month, Protect the Skin You’re In

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Jul 10

Foam Finger Night With the Eau Claire Express

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Foam Finger Night with the Eau Claire Express! What a beautiful night for baseball!

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Jun 25

Thousands Injured Due to Lawnmower Misuse Each Year

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Mar 30

March 30th - National Doctor's Day

March 30th is National Doctors Day, and we’re celebrating with our own Dr. Merrick, digging a little deeper into why he loves being a doctor.

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Mar 20

Dr. Merrick Featured in Oakleaf Medical Healthy Viewpoints Spring 2018 Edition

We spot Dr. Merrick in the Oakleaf Medical Healthy Viewpoints Spring 2018 edition!

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Feb 8

Burn Awareness Week February 4-10

Each year, over 486,000 individuals are seen in emergency departments, minor emergency clinics or physician’s offices for the treatment of a burn injury in the United States and Canada, and the majority of these injuries were preventable.

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Feb 1

February & March BOGO Sale

Transform your skin at Merrick Plastic & Hand Surgery! This February and March we will have several Buy One, Get One promotions running. Check them out here!

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Jan 30

What Is the Difference Between a Breast Reduction and a Lift?

A mastopexy, a breast lift, and a reduction are quite similar in terms of the technical considerations. Essentially a lift is raising the position of the nipple to a higher position.

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Jan 11

Winter Storm Means Increased Risk for Deadly Hand Injuries

Western Wisconsin winter snowfall means people who are using snowblowers are at an increased risk of major hand injuries.

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Dec 29

Treatment of Hand Arthritis

Hand arthritis comes in two general forms: one being osteoarthritis, which most people equate to the “wear and tear” arthritis.

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Nov 28

SkinCeuticals Product Featured in Reader Digest's "How to Get Glowing Skin in One Month"

Featured in Readers Digest's "How to Get Glowing Skin in One Month", is the product line we sell at Merrick, SkinCeuticals!

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Nov 20

Using Sunscreen Year Round

Even in the winter months, it’s important to be aware of the sun. Specifically, it’s the ultraviolet light in the sun that causes skin damage.

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Nov 17

Holiday Rejuvenation Package - kimbentley Holiday Gift Guide - As seen on WEAU 13 News

Merrick Plastic and Hand Surgery is featured in the kimbentley Holiday Gift Guide with a Holiday Rejuvenation Package!

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Oct 16

New Phoenix Park lights turn pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month - As Seen on WQOW

The new bridge lights at Phoenix Park were on display this weekend in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Oct 13

Phoenix Park Bridge Turns Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Phoenix Park Bridge will be lit up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month this weekend for the bridge’s first special light display, sponsored by Dr. Merrick and Merrick Plastic and Hand Surgery.

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Sep 6

Trigger Finger Treatment

Trigger finger is a disease of the flexor tendons of the hand. The flexor tendons are the tendons that help you to make a fist. Learn more about how to treat trigger finger in Dr. Merrick's video!

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Sep 6

Breast Reduction Seminar

Are you considering Breast Reduction Surgery? Join us for a FREE seminar on Thursday, September 21st from 5-6 p.m!

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Jul 27

Implanting Microchips in Employees Hands? Hear from the Expert on WQOW and WEAU

A news story quickly went viral when discussing a Wisconsin company implanting microchips under their employees’ skin. The process is meant to speed up any task using RFID technology. What seems more shocking to the public is employees are lining up for the procedure. Hear what Dr. Merrick has to sa

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Jul 18

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US. Skin cancer is caused by sun exposure and it’s correlated with the number of lifetime sunburns that you’ve had in your life.

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Jun 29

Merrick Meets Eau Claire Express

Merrick Plastic and Hand Surgery proudly sponsored the Eau Claire Express baseball game Tuesday night at Carson Park. Check out how the evening went here!

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Jun 21

Facial Rejuvenation

Learn about the process of facial rejuvenation here!

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Jun 20

Meet Dr. J. Clinton Merrick, M.D.

Meet Dr. J. Clinton Merrick, M.D.!

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Jun 7

Skin Cancer - As Seen on Mom's Everyday of Western Wisconsin

This morning on Mom's Everyday Dr. Merrick explains the ins and outs of skin cancer and how to maintain proper care of your skin during the summer months.

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May 23

Who is a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a way to remove the unwanted skin from the lower abdomen. By the lower abdomen, generally, we’re starting just below the belly button and going down to the area just below the underwear line. The primary candidate is someone who has excess skin, more so than someone who has extra fat

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May 18

Breast Reductions - As seen on Moms Everyday of Western Wisconsin

Dr. Merrick discussed the many reasons women may choose to have a breast reduction on Moms Everyday of Western Wisconsin.

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May 17

Early Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Matters

Carpal tunnel is a constructional problem in the wrist. There is a tiny tunnel that a lot of things need to travel through, among those, a nerve. The nerve that travels through a tunnel doesn’t like to be crowded, and when there is a lot of pressure the nerve feels that.

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May 11

Dr. Merrick on What He Loves About Being a Doctor

Dr. Merrick says his patients are at the very core of his practice. “They give us a great deal of trust and I like to reward that trust by really making them a part of my family. All of my patients have my cell phone number, for example.”

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May 2

Skin Tyte Technology

Skin Tyte is a new technology that we have that uses heat or infrared light to create a tightness of collagen that as we age, has begun to relax a little bit like an uncoiled spring. The heat actually helps to tighten that collagen, and at the same time, it stimulates the fiber blasts or the collage

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Apr 19

Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is a disease of the flexor tendons of the hand. The flexor tendons are the tendons that help you to make a fist.

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Apr 6

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation very simply put is making small breasts larger. There are about 300,000 breast augmentation procedures performed in the US every year. In fact, it’s one of the top plastic surgery procedures.

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Apr 6

What's the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction?

About 125,000 tummy tucks are performed every year in the US. One of the most common questions we get asked is what the difference is between a tummy tuck and liposuction.

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Mar 24

Trigger Finger - As seen on Moms Everyday of Western Wisconsin

Dr. Merrick joined Moms Everyday of Western Wisconsin to discuss trigger finger, the symptoms associated with it, and what the treatment plans could be to alleviate pain.

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Jan 25

Breast Augmentation - As seen on Moms Everyday of Western Wisconsin

Dr. Clint Merrick joined Moms Everyday of Western Wisconsin to answer common questions about breast augmentation.

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Oct 19

Breast Reconstruction Awareness - As seen on Moms Everyday of Western Wisconsin

Today, October 19, is Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, or BRA Day. Physicians and organizations nationwide support Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day to help create a better and wider global understanding of reconstruction choices and resources.

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Sep 15

Skin Changes During Pregnancy - As seen on Moms Everyday of Western Wisconsin

While you may know that a woman's body goes through many changes during pregnancy, did you know that it also affects her skin? Dr. Clint Merrick of Merrick Plastic and Hand Surgery shared some of these changes, like dark circles and acne, and solutions to them on Moms Everyday of Western Wisconsin.

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Aug 17

Tummy Tuck - As seen on MomsEveryday of Western Wisconsin

If you've thought about having a tummy tuck, but aren't sure what that all entails, Dr. Merrick can help! He was on Moms Everyday of Western Wisconsin explaining what a tummy tuck is compared to other procedures and what the process is like.

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Jun 9

Trigger Finger - As seen on Moms Everyday of Western Wisconsin

Trigger finger is one of the most commonly treated problems in the hand and it is increasing in incidence. More and more younger patients are suffering from and being treated for trigger finger.

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May 28

Protecting Yourself From Skin Cancer - As seen on MomsEveryday of Western Wisconsin

Skin cancer is a major public health concern with 3.5 million cancers diagnosed every year. One in 5 people will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime and one person will die of melanoma every hour. It is the most common form of cancer in the U.S.

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Jun 18

Photo-Aging: Not just any sunscreen will do!

There's new evidence that UV-B rays (those that cause sunburn) aren't the only solar rays that we should be concerned about. UV-A rays can prematurely age your skin. Be sure to find a sunblock that protects your skin from both!

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Jun 17

All About Laser Resurfacing - As seen on Moms Everyday of Western Wisconsin

Laser resurfacing has become more popular with advancements in laser technology... partially because it is less invasive than cosmetic surgery, but also because it's so effective. With summer just ahead, men and women alike will be showing more skin and might become more aware of their skin's health

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Apr 18

Is a Tummy Tuck for Me?

With swimsuit season coming up, you might be wondering what you can do to look and feel your best when you're enjoying the summer sunshine with family and friends. We'll help you explore your options and help determine if surgery is really what you need.

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Jan 10

Carpal Tunnel - Answering the Most Frequently Asked Questions

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) results from excessive pressure on the median nerve at the wrist.

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