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Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2018 Mar;47(3). doi: 10.12788/ajo.2018.0016.

Glenoid Bone Loss in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Treated with Bone Graft Techniques.

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Department of Orthopaedics, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.


The reverse shoulder arthroplasty facilitates surgical treatment of primary and revision shoulder with rotator cuff and bone deficiencies. Wear pattern classifications and a logical treatment approach for glenoid bone loss enable the surgeon to address a difficult series of problems in the reconstructions where the glenoid might not otherwise be able to support the implants. Bone grafting using the native humeral head in primary cases, and in revision cases, iliac crest are the most reliable sources for structural grafts for the worn or deficient glenoid vault.

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