Biomechanical effects of glenoid retroversion in total shoulder arthroplasty.

  title={Biomechanical effects of glenoid retroversion in total shoulder arthroplasty.},
  author={Todd A Shapiro and Michelle H. McGarry and Ranjan Gupta and Yeon Soo Lee and Thay Q. Lee},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  volume={16 3 Suppl},
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of glenoid retroversion after total shoulder arthroplasty on glenohumeral joint contact pressures, contact areas, and forces. We studied 8 cadaveric shoulders with a custom shoulder testing system that permits anatomic loading of the rotator cuff and the humerothoracic muscles. Each shoulder was tested intact and after total shoulder arthroplasty with the glenoid component in a neutral position and with the glenoid component retroverted 15… CONTINUE READING


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Acknowledgements: VA Rehab R&D Grant, California Orthopaedic Research Institute and Howmedica Osteonics

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