Sunday, November 6, 2011



This blog is intended to be a living, dynamic resource dedicated to all those interested in shoulder arthritis. It will provide basic information on shoulder arthritis and it will provide updates on recent important published articles related to the topic of shoulder arthritis.

Throughout this blog you will find links that are indicated like this - these links take you to related content.

You should be aware of our colleagues at the Arthritis Foundation who do so much to support individuals who live with arthritis!

Steve Lippitt, my good friend in Akron, has provided the art work for almost all the figures in this blog, including the one at the bottom indicating (cleverly) the safe side and the 'suicide' for shoulder surgery.

Finally, thanks to Nidhi Shah who has done so much to help develop this site, including the handy index of contents you see at your right.

Best wishes
rick matsen

You may be interested in some of our most visited web pages including: shoulder arthritis, total shoulder, ream and runreverse total shoulderCTA arthroplasty, and rotator cuff surgery.

                                    Disclosure Statements and Conflict of Interest
                                    Dr. Matsen is a full-time tenured professor at the University of Washington. All of his patient care, research and teaching activities are within the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He is the inaugural holder of the Douglas T. Harryman II/DePuy Endowed Chair for Shoulder Research at the University of Washington.  This permanent endowment has been the sole source of support for his investigations.  DePuy/Johnson and Johnson has no role in the direction, conduct, or publication of his research.
                                    Dr. Matsen receives no royalties and has no equity related to any implant or prosthesis used in his practice or described in this blog.  The author does receive royalties from Kinamed, a company that sells the Carbojet, a device used to prepare the bone for cementing a glenoid component in a total shoulder arthroplasty.
                                    Dr. Matsen does receive royalties from The Shoulder, a textbook published by Elsevier.
                                    In the past, Dr. Matsen has received payment for legal consultation on the topic of chondrolysis, but no longer provides legal consultation except as required by his own patients

The author regularly reviews manuscripts for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, but receives no compensation for these services.