Monday, October 7, 2019

The reverse total shoulder - how it can be done.

We are commonly asked about the technique of the reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. Here we provide a few short youtubes describing the approach we commonly use for patients having pain and loss of function due to arthritis of the shoulder and the inability to actively elevate their arm.

Here are some of the basics and how we select the components.

Here's how we position the patient and approach the shoulder

Here's how we prepare and insert the glenoid component.

Here are the final steps of the procedure.

To see our new series of youtube videos on important shoulder surgeries and how they are done, click here.

Be sure to visit "Ream and Run - the state of the art"  regarding this radically conservative approach to shoulder arthritis at this link and this link. Also see the essentials of the ream and run.

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