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Complications of Shoulder Arthroplasty

Early and mid-range followup studies of shoulder arthroplasty have been encouraging, showing good and excellent results in > 90% of shoulders. Despite this success, complications in shoulder replacement surgery are inevitable, with an incidence of approximately 14%. Numerous complications have been identified and include the following factors in order of decreasing frequency: instability, rotator cuff […]

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Age not a factor in success of shoulder replacement surgery

Whether you’re younger than 65 or older than 75, age may not be a discernible factor in the success of shoulder replacement surgery, according to a new study. Source: Science Daily Read more

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Study: Heterotopic ossification common after reverse shoulder arthroplasty

Recently published results showed patients who underwent reverse shoulder arthroplasty commonly experienced heterotopic ossification of the long head of the triceps tendon. Source: Healio Read more

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Less time between TSA surgeries may optimize postoperative function, satisfaction for bilateral patients

Patients undergoing bilateral total shoulder arthroplasty may have optimized postoperative functional outcomes and satisfaction if the second surgery is performed within 6 months of the first arthroplasty, according to results. Source: Healio Read more

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Nearly all shoulder replacement patients under age 55 return to sports

A new study being presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that 96.4 percent of recreational athletes, age 55 and younger, who underwent total shoulder replacement surgery returned to at least one sport, on average, within seven months of surgery. Source: Science Newsline Read more

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