Reverse shoulder arthroplasty for massive rotator cuff tear: risk factors for poor functional improvement.

@article{Hartzler2015ReverseSA,
  title={Reverse shoulder arthroplasty for massive rotator cuff tear: risk factors for poor functional improvement.},
  author={Robert U. Hartzler and Brandon M Steen and Michael M. Hussey and Michael C Cusick and Benjamin J Cottrell and Rachel E Clark and Mark A. Frankle},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 11},
  pages={1698-706}
}
BACKGROUND Some patients unexpectedly have poor functional improvement after reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) for massive rotator cuff tear without glenohumeral arthritis. Our aim was to identify risk factors for this outcome. We also assessed the value of RSA for cases with poor functional improvement vs. METHODS The study was a retrospective case-control analysis for primary RSA performed for massive rotator cuff tear without glenohumeral arthritis with minimum 2-year follow-up. Cases… CONTINUE READING

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