Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty for failed shoulder arthroplasty. JSES
This report concerns 28 of 31 patients having revision of prior shoulder arthroplasty to a reverse total shoulder. These patients had extremely low SST scores before surgery (1.5) that improved to 7.6 at an average of 41 ± 17 months after surgery.
One of the cases shown demonstrates delayed cuff failure after a totals shoulder. Rotator cuff deficiency was the most common indication, followed by instability, infection, loosening and bony abnormalities.
The authors remind us that reverse total shoulders have themselves a rather high complication rate, especially when performed for revision of a prior arthroplasty.
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