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 tear, ectopic ossification, glenoid component loosening, intraoperative fracture, nerve injury, infection, and humeral component loosening.

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