Total shoulder replacements
Reverse total shoulder replacement is designed specifically for the treatment of shoulder arthritis when it is associated with extensive rotator cuff damage.
While primary total shoulder replacement is an effective treatment for painful arthritis of the shoulder, the patient’s rotator cuff must be intact for the joint replacement to stay stable and be successful. If the rotator cuff tears, then the shoulder replacement will dislocate or function poorly.
Until quite recently there was no adequate solution for the patient with the combination of arthritis and a