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Shoulder Arthritis

Signs of advanced shoulder arthritis decreased external rotation  crepitus Normal bony anatomy neck shaft angle 130 degrees retroversion 30 degrees from transepiocndylar distance Etiology primary OA capsulorrphay arthropathy post-traumatic osteonecrosis inflammatory arthritis History pain, stiffness, crepitation, worse at night and with activity Subjective Shoulder Value (SSV) patient’s subjective assessment of shoulder function (0-100%) patients with OA often report this value…

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Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (Stemless) – Pitt Technique

Indications for Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Primary glenohumeral arthritis with intact rotator cuff Young, with good bone stock to support stemless humeral prosthesis Example: A patient with avascular necrosis (AVN) secondary to sickle cell in a relatively young patient may benefit from a stemless total shoulder arthroplasty (shoulder replacement) If limited to humeral side, you could consider a hemi in this…

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