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Reverse Total Shoulder Arthropathy

Rotator cuff tear arthropathy describes a clinical constellation of rotator cuff insufficiency, degenerative arthritis of the glenohumeral joint, and superior migration of the humeral head. Patients with this condition present with pain and limited function secondary to poor active shoulder motion. When a conservative management program fails to improve a patient’s symptoms, surgical intervention is recommended. Surgical options for patients with symptomatic rotator cuff tear arthropathy include hemiarthroplasty and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.

Risk Factors for Early Dislocation after RTSA

Obesity, sex, prior surgeries are among indicators

Terry Stanton

Male patients with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 who have had previous shoulder surgeries are at higher risk for early dislocation after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA), according to a study presented during the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) 2013 Specialty Day session on shoulder trauma and arthroplasty.