Glenosphere disengagement: a potentially serious default in reverse shoulder surgery.

@article{Middernacht2008GlenosphereDA,
  title={Glenosphere disengagement: a potentially serious default in reverse shoulder surgery.},
  author={Bart Middernacht and L. De Wilde and Daniel Mol{\'e} and Luc Favard and Philippe Debeer},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2008},
  volume={466 4},
  pages={892-8}
}
UNLABELLED Implant failure is a serious complication in reverse shoulder arthroplasty. We determined the incidence of glenosphere disengagement in a cohort of 479 reverse shoulder prostheses (468 Delta III [DePuy International Ltd, Leeds, UK], 11 Aequalis [Tornier, Grenoble, France]). We also determined whether disengagement adversely affected clinical outcomes. The minimum followup was 12 months (mean, 28.6 months; range, 12-72 months). Disengagement of the glenosphere occurred in 16 of 479… CONTINUE READING

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