Sunday, May 4, 2014

Total shoulder with cementless glenoids have a high failure rate

Anastasios Papadonikolakis pointed us to the Supplementary Report of the Australian National Joint Registry.

He called attention to several of the figures from this report.

The first shows that uncemented glenoid components have a much higher rate of revision than cemented glenoids. Click on the graph for a magnified view.

The second excludes the SMR prosthesis

The third shows the reasons for revision.

These data seem to have influenced the choice of prosthesis:

Comment: While some are enthusiastic about cementless glenoid components, these data are not encouraging.

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