The effect of screw position on the initial fixation of a reverse total shoulder prosthesis in a glenoid with a cavitary bone defect.

@article{Codsi2008TheEO,
  title={The effect of screw position on the initial fixation of a reverse total shoulder prosthesis in a glenoid with a cavitary bone defect.},
  author={Michael J Codsi and Joseph P. Iannotti},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={479-86}
}
Patients with rotator cuff tear arthropathy can be treated successfully with a reverse total shoulder prosthesis. In patients with significant glenoid bone loss, achieving stable bone fixation can be challenging, as the surgeon must know when bone grafting is necessary and when the plan to implant the reverse total shoulder prosthesis should be abandoned because of the likelihood of early implant loosening. The purposes of this study were (1) to determine the initial stability of a metal… CONTINUE READING