Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty – A Literature Review
Aatif Mahmood, Joby Jacob George Malal*, Mohammed Waseem
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2013
Issue: Suppl 3
First Page: 366
Last Page: 372
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-7-366
Article History:Received Date: 8/12/2012
Revision Received Date: 12/1/2013
Acceptance Date: 9/2/2013
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.
Professor Grammont revolutionised shoulder surgery with his reverse shoulder arthroplasty design. Patients who had poor results from a conventional shoulder replacement because of cuff deficiency can now be treated effectively. Although designed for cuff tear arthropathy, indications continue to evolve and broaden. The initial results look very promising and the implant has gained much popularity over the years. The article provides an extensive literature review of the indications, results and complications for reverse shoulder arthroplasty.