Prosthetic replacement of the shoulder for the treatment of defects in the rotator cuff and the surface of the glenohumeral joint.

@article{Arntz1993ProstheticRO,
  title={Prosthetic replacement of the shoulder for the treatment of defects in the rotator cuff and the surface of the glenohumeral joint.},
  author={C T Arntz and Sarah E Jackins and Frederick A. Matsen},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1993},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={485-91}
}
We operatively treated, between 1978 and 1987, twenty-one shoulders in nineteen patients, fifty-four to eighty-four years old, who had disabling pain attributable to a massive tear of the rotator cuff, accompanied by loss of the surface of the glenohumeral joint. These patients were not candidates for total shoulder replacement because of the massive deficiency in the cuff and the fixed upward displacement of the humeral head. A prerequisite for hemiarthroplasty was a functionally intact… CONTINUE READING