A reverse total shoulder arthroplasty was performed. Here is the post op AP x-ray.
Two months post surgery, the x-ray appearance was stable
Two and a half years after surgery, the shoulder felt fine, but there was evidence of bone resorption beneath the baseplate.
Four and a half years after surgery, the shoulder felt fine, but there was increase bone respiration beneath the baseplate
There was no evidence of a problem on the axillary view
At five years after surgery and after a vigorous gym workout she presented with pain over the back of her scapular spine and these x-rays.
The axillary view shows a crack in the spine of the scapula (C)
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