Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty after failed rotator cuff surgery.

  title={Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty after failed rotator cuff surgery.},
  author={Pascal Boileau and J. Fern{\'a}ndez Gonz{\'a}lez and Christopher Chuinard and R. Bicknell and Gilles Walch},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  volume={18 4},
BACKGROUND The purpose is to report the results of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) after previous failed rotator cuff surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective multicenter study of 42 RSA in 40 patients (mean age, 71 years) with a mean follow-up of 50 months. Thirty shoulders presented with a pseudoparalytic shoulder and 12 with a painful shoulder with maintained active anterior elevation (AAE >or= 90 degrees). RESULTS Five complications (12%) occurred and 2 patients (5%) underwent… CONTINUE READING


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