Saturday, December 7, 2013

Failed shoulder joint replacement arthroplasty

While shoulder joint replacement is usually successful in improving the shoulder's comfort and function for the patient, in some cases it can fail to yield the desired result.

I. What is the definition of a failed shoulder joint replacement?

II. What are the types of shoulder joint replacement failure?

III. How is shoulder joint replacement failure evaluated?

IV. What can be done for shoulder joint replacement without revision surgery?

V. What are the surgical approaches to revision of a failed shoulder joint replacement?

Failure of anatomic shoulder joint replacement is discussed in this link.
Failure of reverse total shoulder joint replacement is discussed in this link.

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