Surface and form alterations in retrieved shoulder hemiarthroplasty.

  title={Surface and form alterations in retrieved shoulder hemiarthroplasty.},
  author={Matthias Buelhoff and Joern Reinders and Felix Zeifang and Patric Raiss and Ulrike Mueller and J Philippe Kretzer},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  volume={26 3},
BACKGROUND Shoulder hemiarthroplasty is a viable treatment for shoulder arthritis, particularly if the natural glenoid is still intact. One of the most common reasons for revision surgery is glenoid erosion, where the cartilage or bone is worn. The aim of the current study was to analyze whether the metallic articular surface of retrieved shoulder hemiarthroplasty is different from new implants. We hypothesized that the surface roughness would increase as a result of the articulation and that… CONTINUE READING