The sports played by these patients are shown below.
Here is a video of a 90+ year old patient of ours playing tennis two and a half years after his right reverse total shoulder.
Comment: There is great potential for return to activities after a reverse total shoulder. What is reasonable for an individual patient needs to be determined on an individual basis by the surgeon and the patient. We need to keep in mind that the appropriateness of higher level activities depend on the technical excellence of the surgery, the quality of the patient's bone, the prior facility of the patient with the sport, and a plan for a gradual return that recognizes the great difference in bone loading with a reverse total shoulder from what the bone experienced prior to this surgery.
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