Total shoulder arthroplasty using the superior approach: influence on glenoid loosening and superior migration in the long-term follow-up after Neer II prosthesis installation.

@article{Zilber2008TotalSA,
  title={Total shoulder arthroplasty using the superior approach: influence on glenoid loosening and superior migration in the long-term follow-up after Neer II prosthesis installation.},
  author={Sebastien Zilber and Catherine Radier and J. P. Postel and St{\'e}phane van Driessche and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Allain and Daniel Goutallier},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={554-63}
}
Glenoid component loosening and superior humeral translation are common after Neer II total shoulder arthroplasty using the anterior approach. To determine whether the superior approach reduced these complications, we retrospectively reviewed 20 shoulders in 16 patients. Both components were cemented. Patient satisfaction, unweighted Constant score, and imaging studies were evaluated at a mean of 3.5 years and at a mean of 11.1 years. Fourteen patients were satisfied or very satisfied. The mean… CONTINUE READING