The Use of Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty and Humeral Head Resurfacing: A Review of Current Concepts
James C Widnall1, Sujay K Dheerendra*, 1, Robert J MacFarlane2, Mohammad Waseem2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2013
Issue: Suppl 3
First Page: 334
Last Page: 337
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-7-334
Article History:Received Date: 2/9/2012
Revision Received Date: 17/11/2012
Acceptance Date: 24/11/2012
Electronic publication date: 6/9/2013
Collection year: 2013
open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/) which permits unrestrictive use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Since Neer’s early work in the 1950s shoulder arthroplasty has evolved as a treatment option for various glenohumeral joint disorders. Both hemiarthroplasty and total shoulder prostheses have associated problems. This has led to further work with regards to potential resurfacing, with the aim of accurately restoring native proximal humeral anatomy while preserving bone stock for later procedures if required. Hemiarthroplasty remains a valuable treatment option in the low demand patient or in the trauma setting. Additional work is required to further define the role of humeral resurfacing, with the potential for it to become the gold standard for younger patients with isolated humeral head arthritis.