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Med Health R I. 2012 Apr;95(4):120-4.

Glenohumeral arthritis and total shoulder replacement.

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  • 1Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, USA.


Shoulder replacement surgery is a reliable procedure that provides predictable results in patients with all types of glenohumeral arthritis. When performed by an experienced surgeon for the right indications, and with appropriate physical therapy, dramatic improvements in pain and function are seen in the majority of patients. With the recent availability of the reverse prosthesis, even patients with rotator cuff deficiency may have pain relief and restoration of shoulder function after reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

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