George J Trappey

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HYPOTHESIS The purpose of this study was to determine if inferior tilt of the glenoid component decreased the amount of radiographic scapular notching after reverse shoulder arthroplasty. A secondary goal was to determine if inferior tilt had any effect on clinical outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective randomized trial of 52 consecutive reverse(More)
BACKGROUND A concern regarding reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) is the possibly higher complication rate compared with conventional unconstrained shoulder arthroplasty. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We determined (1) the rate of instability and infection; (2) whether diagnosis influenced instability and infection rates; and (3) whether these complications affect(More)
Revision shoulder arthroplasty often requires humeral osteotomy for stem extraction or is complicated by periprosthetic fracture. In these situations, various modes of fixation are used, including cerclage wires, cable plates, and allograft strut augmentation. The use of metal wires and cables, however, has been associated with soft tissue irritation,(More)
Rotator cuff tears are a ubiquitous cause of shoulder pain and disability. Full thickness rotator cuff tears are present in 19-21% of the general population, and their prevalence increases with age. The incidence of this problem is exacerbated by the ever advancing age of our patient population. Thankfully, with advances in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair,(More)
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