Reverse shoulder arthroplasty in patients with os acromiale.

  title={Reverse shoulder arthroplasty in patients with os acromiale.},
  author={William R. Aibinder and Bradley S Schoch and Robert H. Cofield and John W. Sperling and Joaqu{\'i}n S{\'a}nchez-Sotelo},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  volume={26 9},
BACKGROUND Os acromiale has been reported in up to 15% of the general population. Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) increases deltoid tension, which could potentially lead to excessive stress on a pre-existent os acromiale. The purpose of this study was to determine the outcome and complications of primary RTSA in patients with radiographic evidence of an os acromiale. METHODS Between 2005 and 2013, 25 shoulders underwent primary RTSA with an associated os acromiale, which was… CONTINUE READING
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