Daniel Molé

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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)
BACKGROUND This study originated from a symposium held by the French Hip and Knee Society (Société française de la hanche et du genou [SFHG]) and was carried out to better assess the distribution of causes of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) failures, as well as cause-specific delay to onset. HYPOTHESIS Our working hypothesis was that most(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 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)
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)
BACKGROUND The use of reverse shoulder arthroplasty has considerably increased since first introduced in 1985. Despite demonstrating early improvement of function and pain, there is limited information regarding the durability and longer-term outcomes of this prosthesis. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We determined complication rates, functional scores over time,(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)
HYPOTHESIS Reverse shoulder prostheses depend on deltoid function. An injury to the acromion, either fracture or meso-acromion, or deltoid injury, may affect the outcomes of patients after receiving a reverse shoulder prosthesis. METHODS Four-hundred and fifty-seven consecutive reverse shoulder prostheses were implanted between January 1992 and June 2003(More)