Tuesday, September 15, 2020

64 year old active man with glenohumeral arthritis.

 An active climber and surgeon in his mid 60s presented with these x-rays showing moderately severe arthritis.

How should this be treated?

Interestingly he had no shoulder pain and his principal issues were a mild loss of range of motion, Obviously he's not at the tipping point (see this link) for surgery and is starting on a range of motion program.

Comment: This case illustrates that one cannot determine functional loss from radiographs.

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