Title

Management of failed hemiarthroplasty with reverse prosthesis

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-1-2008

Journal

Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Volume

9

Issue

4

DOI

10.1097/BTE.0b013e31818d1f66

Keywords

Hemiarthroplasty; Reverse shoulder arthroplasty; Revision arthroplasty; Rotator cuff arthropathy

Abstract

Rotator cuff arthropathy has been historically treated with humeral hemiarthroplasty and, more recently, reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Patients that undergo shoulder hemiarthroplasty may have persistent symptoms or develop new symptoms secondary to glenoid erosions and/ or shoulder instability, mainly pain and limited mobility. Revision to a reverse shoulder replacement is a viable salvage option in these patients. The objective of this article is to describe the surgical technique for revising a shoulder hemiarthroplasty into a reverse prosthesis. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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