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Old 01-20-2012, 06:46 PM
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Sorry for the delay in responding. If you have significant glenoid wear, there is now a new glenoid component available (Depuy) that allows a "build up" to allow replacement. Alternatively, there are techniques to add bone graft which would then support a pegged implant. If there is a way for you to attach x-ray images of your shoulder, I would be happy to evaluate--please make sure that your name is not on the images. I would also add that in cases of severe arthritis, there is a technique referred to as "Ream and Run" which has been popularized by Dr Matsen in Seattle. This involves smoothing off the glenoid and replacing only the "ball" --humerus.
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