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We reviewed 80 shoulders (77 patients) at a mean follow-up of 44 months after insertion of a Grammont inverted shoulder prosthesis. Three implants had failed and had been revised. The mean Constant score had increased from 22.6 points pre-operatively to 65.6 points at review. In 96% of these shoulders there was no or only minimal pain. The mean active(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of hemiarthroplasty for displaced proximal humeral fractures and to assess clinical and radiologic parameters that could explain unsatisfactory results. Sixty-six consecutive patients (45 women and 21 men) with a mean age of 66 years (range, 31-85 years) were followed up postoperatively for a mean of 27(More)
BACKGROUND Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty is currently being used to treat selected patients with disabling shoulder arthropathy. The purposes of this study were to investigate the medium-term results of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty and to analyze the influence of etiology on the result. METHODS We carried out a multicenter study with a(More)
Thirty-nine patients (forty shoulders) with primary osteoarthritis consented to be randomized to receive either a cemented all-polyethylene glenoid component or a cementless metal-backed component at the time of total shoulder arthroplasty. Their mean age was 69 years. Preoperative and postoperative evaluations were completed at 3, 6, 12, 24, and 36 months(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The posterior bone block procedure is a popular option for the treatment of involuntary posterior instability of the shoulder. The purpose of this study was to analyze the long-term results of this procedure using an iliac bone graft and to point out the advantages of Kouvalchouk technique using an acromial pediculated block. MATERIAL(More)
The causes and consequences of scapular notching after reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) were investigated in 326 consecutive patients (337 shoulders) undergoing RSA between 1991 and 2003. Patients underwent 269 (80%) primary RSAs and 68 revisions of unconstrained shoulder prosthesis. At last follow-up (average, 47 months; range, 24-120 months) 62% had(More)
BACKGROUND Rotator cuff tears involving the subscapularis are less common than those involving the superior aspect of the rotator cuff. The purpose of the present study was to report the results of repair of isolated tears of the subscapularis. METHODS The records on eighty-four shoulders that had undergone open repair of the subscapularis tendon were(More)
The authors studied the results of the arthroscopic treatment of the chronic calcifying tendinitis within a multi-center study of the French Society of Arthroscopy. 112 patients were available for the study. All shoulders had a preoperative radiographic clinical and radiographic evaluation. At follow up, functional results were assessed, using the Constant(More)
Hypoxia plays a key role in the pathogenesis of acute mountain sickness (AMS), but individual susceptibility is variable and cerebral symptoms do not always correlate with PaO2 measurements. Cerebral hypoxia may be more relevant than PaO2. We studied trends in cerebral regional oxygen saturation by the technique of near-infrared spectroscopy in 20 subjects(More)
BACKGROUND In shoulder arthroplasty, mismatch is defined as the difference in the radius or diameter of curvature between the humeral head and glenoid components. Recommendations for mismatch have not been substantiated scientifically. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of mismatch on glenoid radiolucent lines. METHODS The results of 319(More)