Reverse shoulder arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Reverse shoulder arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Jason O Holcomb and Daniel J. Hebert and Mark A Mighell and Page E Dunning and Derek R Pupello and Michele D Pliner and Mark A. Frankle},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  volume={19 7},
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to describe the pathoanatomy of patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and rotator cuff deficiency and report their outcomes following reverse shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS Twenty-one shoulders were evaluated prospectively. Nine had no prior surgery, 9 had a failed rotator cuff repair, and 3 had a failed arthroplasty. Patients were followed for a minimum of 2 years (average, 36 months). All patients had preoperative radiographs and 19 shoulders… CONTINUE READING

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