Optimal positioning of the humeral component in the reverse shoulder prosthesis

Michele D'Arienzo, Tommaso Ingrassia, Vincenzo Nigrelli, Paladini, Campi, Porcellini, Pellegrini

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Total reverse shoulder arthroplasty is becoming more and more the standard therapeutic practice for glenohumeral arthropathy with massive lesions of the rotator cuff. The biomechanical principle of this prosthesis is represented by the reversion of the normal anatomy of the shoulder joint. This non-anatomical prosthesis leads to a medialization of the rotation centre of the glenohumeral joint and also to a distalization of the humeral head. All that causes a deltoid tension increasing so allowing a larger abduction of the arm. Main complications of the reverse shoulder prosthesis are due to the joint instability, the scapular notching and the wear of the polyethylene insert.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)135-142
Numero di pagine8
RivistaMusculoskeletal Surgery
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

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