Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ream and run for severe capsulorrhaphy arthropathy with retroversion

A man in his mid sixties presented with painful stiffness of the right shoulder after a stabilization procedure performed many years ago. He could perform only 1 of 12 of the functions of the Simple Shoulder Test. Here are his preoperative films showing severe arthritis and a retroverted glenoid.

He elected to have a ream and run procedure. At two and a half years after the procedure he can perform all of the SST functions. X-rays at that followup are shown below.

His shoulder motion is shown here.

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