Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Joint surface regeneration after a ream and run

Today in the office we had the pleasure of seeing a great example of the durable regeneration of the glenoid joint surface after a ream and run. Here are the preoperative films of a man in his mid 40s back in 2008. His SST was 6 out of a possible 12.

Here are his films from today's when his SST had increased to the maximum of 12 - four years after surgery. He reported no pain and full function of his shoulder, including weight lifting. Note the dark space between the metal humeral head prosthesis and the dense remodeled bone of the glenoid. Note also the solid fixation of the metal body in the shaft achieved by impaction grafting.

We anticipate that this arthroplasty will endure as will his shoulder function.


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