Surface replacement arthroplasty for glenohumeral arthropathy in patients aged younger than fifty years: results after a minimum ten-year follow-up.

@article{Levy2015SurfaceRA,
  title={Surface replacement arthroplasty for glenohumeral arthropathy in patients aged younger than fifty years: results after a minimum ten-year follow-up.},
  author={Ofer Levy and Oren Tsvieli and Julia Merchant and Lora Young and Alberto Trimarchi and Rupen Dattani and Ruben Abraham and Stephen A. Copeland and Amir Ali Narvani and Ehud Atoun},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={1049-60}
}
BACKGROUND The role of cementless surface replacement arthroplasty (CSRA) in young individuals is currently unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate CSRA long-term results for glenohumeral arthritis in young patients. METHODS Between 1990 and 2003, 54 CSRAs were performed on 49 patients (25 men, 24 women) aged younger than 50 years. Mean age was 38.9 years (range, 22-50 years). Three patients (4 shoulders) died over time and 8 were lost to follow-up, leaving 38 patients (42 shoulders… CONTINUE READING
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