Friday, January 24, 2014

Ream and run - how many are done, on which patients and for what kinds of shoulder arthritis?

We are often asked, 'how many ream and run procedures have you done?' So we thought we should count them up. As per this week, the total number is 444. Here's the chart showing the numbers through 2013. After having the procedure on one side, 54 patients returned to have a ream and run on the opposite shoulder.

The average patient age is 57 +/- 10 years (range 22 to 80 years). 96% of the patients are male.

The distribution of diagnoses is shown below. Capsulorrhaphy arthropathy refers to arthritis after a prior instability repair. Secondary arthritis refers to arthritis following other types of surgery or conditions.

For a video showing what some patients have been able to accomplish with their shoulder after a ream and run, click here.

For more information on the ream and run, see the ream and run essentials.

For the latest outcome data, stay tuned, we have a major prospective study underway.

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