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BACKGROUND Humeral hemiarthroplasty is an established treatment for patients with selected fractures of the proximal part of the humerus. However, a subset of patients have development of glenoid arthritis and rotator cuff deficiency due to tuberosity failure. To date, there has been no reliable salvage procedure for this problem. METHODS Over a period of(More)
BACKGROUND Patients who have pain and dysfunction from glenohumeral arthritis associated with severe rotator cuff deficiency have few treatment options. The goal of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the short-term results of arthroplasty with use of the Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis in the management of this problem. METHODS We report the results(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to describe the pathoanatomy of patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and rotator cuff deficiency and report their outcomes following reverse shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS Twenty-one shoulders were evaluated prospectively. Nine had no prior surgery, 9 had a failed rotator cuff repair, and 3 had a failed(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of complex three and four-part proximal humeral fractures with hemiarthroplasty in elderly patients has yielded mixed clinical results. Reverse shoulder arthroplasty has emerged as a treatment option for comminuted proximal humeral fractures for these patients. The purpose of the study was to perform a prospective evaluation of patient(More)
BACKGROUND Evaluations of functional outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty have revealed variable improvements in the range of motion and high rates of scapular notching. The purpose of this study was to systematically examine the impact of surgical factors (location of the glenosphere on the glenoid and tilt angle of the glenosphere on the glenoid) and(More)
We retrospectively reviewed 21 patients (22 shoulders) who presented with deep infection after surgery to the shoulder, 17 having previously undergone hemiarthroplasty and five open repair of the rotator cuff. Nine shoulders had undergone previous surgical attempts to eradicate their infection. The diagnosis of infection was based on a combination of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the outcomes of patients with proximal humeral malunions treated with reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen patients were treated with RSA for sequelae of a proximal humeral fracture with a malunion. Clinical outcomes (American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons [ASES] score,(More)
BACKGROUND Early designs of reverse shoulder arthroplasty components for the treatment of glenohumeral arthritis associated with severe rotator cuff deficiency in some cases have been associated with mechanical failure. The purpose of this study was to perform a prospective outcomes study of reverse shoulder arthroplasty performed with use of 5.0-mm(More)
We report the use of the reverse shoulder prosthesis in the revision of a failed shoulder hemiarthroplasty in 19 shoulders in 18 patients (7 men, 11 women) with severe pain and loss of function. The primary procedure had been undertaken for glenohumeral arthritis associated with severe rotator cuff deficiency. Statistically significant improvements were(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the indications for, and outcomes of, reverse shoulder arthroplasty in patients with massive rotator cuff tears but without glenohumeral arthritis. METHODS From December 1998 to December 2006, sixty-nine patients (seventy-two shoulders) were managed with reverse shoulder arthroplasty for the(More)