Friday, September 9, 2016

Glenoid dysplasia with severe glenoid retroversion - use of a hemiarthroplasty

The symptomatic arthritic dysplastic shoulder presents a major surgical challenge.

While it may be tempting to use posteriorly augmented glenoid components, posterior bone grafting or a reverse total shoulder, we've found that the 'less is more' approach of using a hemiarthroplasty provides a conservative approach that leaves the door open for additional procedures later should they become necessary.

Here's a one year post operative axillary (truth) view on the 60 year old left shoulder shown above who now has substantially improved shoulder comfort and function.