About Douglas G. Plagens, MD 

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Dearborn, MI & Livonia, MI

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Douglas G. Plagens, MD

Orthopedic surgeon Douglas Plagens, MD, carries multiple areas of expertise into his work at Dearborn and Livonia Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Dearborn and Livonia, Michigan. 

Dr. Plagens attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and went on to receive his medical degree, complete his internship, and finish his orthopedic surgery residency at Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan, through Wayne State University School of Medicine. 

He then completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship through Wayne State University at Detroit Medical Center.

Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Plagens is a member of the American Medical Association. He has served as the orthopedic surgeon for the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings since 2005.

Dr. Plagens’ hospital affiliations include Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn; St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital in Livonia; and DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital in Detroit.

Dr. Plagens treats a wide range of orthopedic conditions, performing many orthopedic procedures when necessary, including general orthopedics, orthopedic fracture care, arthroscopic surgery, ligament tendon repair, and total joint replacements for the hip, knee, and shoulder.