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Transl Med UniSa. 2013 May 6;6:16-28. eCollection 2013.

Shoulder arthroplasty in osteoarthritis: current concepts in biomechanics and surgical technique.

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Unit of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, D. Cervesi Hospital, Cattolica - Italy ; Laboratory of Biomechanics "Marco Simoncelli", D. Cervesi Hospital, Cattolica - Italy.

Abstract

Shoulder arthroplasty is a technically demanding procedure to restore shoulder function in patients with severe osteoarthritis of the glenohumeral joint. The modern prosthetic system exploit the benefits of modularity and the availibility of additional sizes of the prosthetic components. In this paper we describe the biomechanics of shoulder arthroplasty and the technique for shoulder replacement including total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) with all-polyethylene and metal-backed glenoid component, humeral head resurfacing and stemless humeral replacement.

KEYWORDS:

osteoarthritis; prostheses; shoulder; surgical technique

PMID:
24251240
PMCID:
PMC3829793

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