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  • Anatomic Total Shoulder Replacement

    Anatomic Total Shoulder Replacement

    posted 4/11/11 in Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

    Anatomic Shoulder replacement (arthroplasty) has become more and more feasible since it was first introduced years ago. Traditionally, upper extremity surgeons have recommended a “Total Shoulder Replacement” when it was felt that the socket—the glenoid—was involved in the arthritic process, otherwise only the humerus was replaced for arthritis. Though glenoid-replacement...

  • Resurfacing-type Humeral Head Replacement

    Resurfacing-type Humeral Head Replacement

    posted 9/20/10 in Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

    Humeral head resurfacing is the newest “twist” to Hemiarthroplasty. It literally involves “capping” the worn cartilage of the “Ball”. It’s intrigue centers around the fact that it is less complicated a procedure—it takes less than 1 hour to perform and does not require removing the entire head, thus avoiding a...