Shoulder arthroplasty in the young patient.

  title={Shoulder arthroplasty in the young patient.},
  author={Paul L Burroughs and Peter F. Gearen and William R Petty and Thomas W. Wright},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  volume={18 6},
We reviewed the performance of 22 shoulder implant arthroplasties in 19 patients age 50 or younger at surgery. Patients were evaluated by telephone interview, written questionnaire, and radiographic examination. The average age at surgery was 38.6 years, and the average follow-up was 5.6 years. Patients were grouped by disease process (rheumatoid arthritis [RA], avascular necrosis [AVN], trauma, and hemophilic arthropathy [HA]) and type of prosthesis (total vs. hemiarthroplasty). The highest… CONTINUE READING