Anatomic Shoulder Arthroplasty: Technical Considerations
Bogdan A. Matache1, P. Lapner2, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
Issue: Suppl-6, M4
First Page: 1115
Last Page: 1125
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-11-1115
Article History:Received Date: 02/02/2017
Revision Received Date: 09/05/2017
Acceptance Date: 14/05/2017
Electronic publication date: 30/09/2017
Collection year: 2017`
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Osteoarthritis of the shoulder is a common condition in the aging population, and it can have profound effects on patients’ quality of life. The anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty is a well-described treatment modality resulting generally excellent outcomes. The objective of this review is to discuss the technical aspects of primary anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty, and to provide a framework to follow to achieve a successful surgical result. The topics covered include preoperative planning, surgical considerations, and approaches, humeral preparation, glenoid bone loss and the emerging concept of using the reverse total shoulder arthroplasty for the type B2 glenoid.