John W. Sperling

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Between 1972 and 1994, 2279 patients underwent primary shoulder arthroplasty (2512 shoulders) and 194 patients underwent revision shoulder arthroplasty (222 shoulders) at the authors' institution. Of these, 18 patients with primary shoulder arthroplasties (19 shoulders) and seven patients with revision shoulder arthroplasties (seven shoulders) were(More)
Forty-eight shoulders that underwent glenoid component revision surgery were reviewed at a mean of 4.9 years (range, 2 to 12 years). The indications for surgery were glenoid component loosening in 29 shoulders, glenoid implant failure in 14 shoulders, and glenoid component malposition or wear leading to instability in 5 shoulders. Seventeen shoulders had(More)
OBJECTIVE Periosteum contains undifferentiated mesenchymal stem cells that have both chondrogenic and osteogenic potential, and has been used to repair articular cartilage defects. During this process, the role of growth factors that stimulate the periosteal mesenchymal cells toward chondrogenesis to regenerate articular cartilage and maintain its phenotype(More)
Between January 1, 1976 and December 31, 1991, 195 total shoulder arthroplasties and 108 hemiarthroplasties were performed in 247 patients in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. One hundred and eighty-seven total shoulder arthroplasties and 95 hemiarthroplasties with complete preoperative evaluation, operative records, and minimum 2-year follow-up (mean,(More)
Significant discrepancy in the functional outcome of hemiarthroplasty for proximal humerus fractures has been reported with short or mid-term follow-up. This study reports the long-term results and rate of complications of shoulder arthroplasty in the treatment of proximal humerus fractures. The review comprised 57 patients (44 women, 13 men) who underwent(More)
While frequently discussed as a standard treatment for the management of an infected shoulder replacement, there is little information on the outcome of two-stage re-implantation. We examined the outcome of 17 consecutive patients (19 shoulders) who were treated between 1995 and 2004 with a two-stage re-implantation for the treatment of a deep-infection(More)
Seventy-eight Neer hemiarthroplasties and thirty-six Neer total shoulder arthroplasties were performed in patients aged 50 years or younger between January 1, 1976, and December 31, 1985. Sixty-two hemiarthroplasties and twenty-nine total shoulder arthroplasties with complete preoperative evaluation, operative records, and a minimum 15-year follow-up (mean,(More)
Sixty-two primary ingrowth total shoulder arthroplasties, performed between 1989 and 1992 and with a minimum radiographic and clinical follow-up of 2 years or until the time of revision surgery (mean, 4.6 years), were reviewed. To combine data on both the distribution and the thickness of periprosthetic lucency and change in component position, criteria(More)
BACKGROUND C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) have been shown to be useful for diagnosis of prosthetic hip and knee infection. Little information is available on CRP and ESR in patients undergoing revision or resection of shoulder arthroplasties or spine implants. METHODS/RESULTS We analyzed preoperative CRP and ESR in 636(More)
Between 1976 and 1997, 50 shoulders with proximal humeral malunions in 50 patients were treated with hemiarthroplasty or total shoulder arthroplasty and followed up for a mean of 9 years (range, 2-21 years) or until the time of revision surgery. Of these, 13 had a 4-part malunion, 24 had a 3-part greater tuberosity malunion, 6 had a 2-part greater(More)