Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Two X-rays for shoulder arthritis

The image above is the AP X-ray of a patient from our surgical schedule this week with osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) of the shoulder. Note the loss of the normal joint space, the flattened joint surface and the bone spurs above and below the joint.

The image above is the Axillary X-ray of our patient with osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) of the shoulder. Note the loss of the normal joint space and the displacement of the ball towards the back of the socket (downward on this image) so that the 'golf ball' is not sitting centered in the 'tee'.

The image above is the AP view of this shoulder in the recovery room after a ream and run procedure. Note the ball of the humeral prosthesis sits centered in the contoured glenoid bone. The staples for wound closure and the drain are seen at upper left. 

The image above is the Axillary view of this shoulder in the recovery room after a ream and run procedure. Note the ball of the humeral prosthesis sits centered in the contoured glenoid bone. The 'golf ball' is back in the 'tee'.



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