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Prosthet Orthot Int. 2009 Jun;33(2):167-72. doi: 10.1080/03093640802425459.

Importance of neurological evaluation before reverse shoulder arthroplasty in patients with previous poliomyelitis.

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Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.

Abstract

We present a case report of a patient, affected by post-polio syndrome and cuff tear arthropathy of his right shoulder, who underwent reverse shoulder arthroplasty. A previous radial deficiency was unmasked in the post-operative follow-up, with passive elbow bending when the forearm was put in an antigravitational position. A precise preoperative neurological evaluation is mandatory in shoulder replacement in order to estimate the functional outcome after surgery.

PMID:
19367520
DOI:
10.1080/03093640802425459
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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