Copeland surface replacement arthroplasty of the shoulder in rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Levy2004CopelandSR,
  title={Copeland surface replacement arthroplasty of the shoulder in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Ofer Levy and Lennard Funk and Giuseppe Sforza and Stephen A. Copeland},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2004},
  volume={86-A 3},
  pages={512-8}
}
BACKGROUND Shoulder arthroplasty with a stemmed prosthesis is a recognized treatment for rheumatoid arthritis of the shoulder. The humeral component of the Copeland cementless surface replacement arthroplasty consists of a cup for surface replacement with a short central peg for primary fixation to the bone. We hypothesized that surface replacement may offer some advantages over stemmed prostheses. METHODS Between 1986 and 1998, seventy-five shoulders underwent surface replacement… CONTINUE READING
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