Hemiarthroplasty for the rotator cuff-deficient shoulder.

  title={Hemiarthroplasty for the rotator cuff-deficient shoulder.},
  author={Steven S Goldberg and J. Bell and Han Jo Kim and Sean F Bak and William N. Levine and Louis U. Bigliani},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={90 3},
BACKGROUND Hemiarthroplasty is a common treatment for cuff tear arthropathy and glenohumeral arthritis associated with a massive tear of the rotator cuff; however, to our knowledge, long-term outcomes and preoperative factors affecting results have not been reported. METHODS Thirty-four shoulders in thirty-one patients with cuff tear arthropathy or a massive rotator cuff tear with glenohumeral arthritis underwent hemiarthroplasty at an average age of seventy-two years. Outcomes in all… CONTINUE READING

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