Short, Medium and Long Term Complications After Total Anatomical Shoulder Arthroplasty
T.M. Gregory1, 2, *, B. Boukebous1, J. Gregory3, J. Pierrart1, E. Masemjean
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
Issue: Suppl-6, M6
First Page: 1133
Last Page: 1141
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-11-1133
Article History:Received Date: 03/02/2017
Revision Received Date: 14/05/2017
Acceptance Date: 14/05/2017
Electronic publication date: 30/9/2017
Collection year: 2017
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Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) is an effective approach for the treatment of a variety of clinical conditions affecting the shoulder, including osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis and osteonecrosis, and the number of TSA implanted has grown exponentially over the past decade. This review gives an update of the major complications, mainly infections, instability and loosening, encountered after TSA, based on a corpus of recent publications and a dynamic approach: The review focuses on the causes of glenoid loosening, which account for 80% of the complication, and underlines the importance of glenoid positioning in the recovery of early shouder function and in the long term survival rate of TSA.