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Shoulder arthroplasty

Jason E Hsu, Moni B Neradilek, Stacy M Russ, Frederick A Matsen
BACKGROUND: Propionibacterium-specific cultures are commonly positive in revised shoulders without obvious signs of infection. To help identify patients at risk for these "stealth" presentations of positive Propionibacterium cultures, we assessed the value of a preoperative skin culture in predicting the results of deep cultures obtained at the time of revision shoulder arthroplasty in patients without clinical evidence of infection. METHODS: The study enrolled 60 patients undergoing revision for a prior shoulder arthroplasty without clinical evidence of infection...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Elizabeth Salt, Amanda T Wiggins, Mary Kay Rayens, Katelyn Brown, Kate Eckmann, Andrew Johannemann, Raymond D Wright, Leslie J Crofford
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Despite effective therapies, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can result in joint destruction requiring total joint arthroplasty to maintain patient function. An estimated 16% to 70% of those undergoing total joint arthroplasty of the hip or knee will receive a blood transfusion. Few studies have described risk factors for blood transfusion following total joint arthroplasty in patients with RA. The aim of this study was to identify demographic and clinical risk factors associated with receiving a blood transfusion following total joint arthroplasty among patients with RA...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
Marc Randall Kristensen, Jeppe Vejlgaard Rasmussen, Brian Elmengaard, Steen Lund Jensen, Bo Sanderhoff Olsen, Stig Brorson
Background and purpose - It is unclear whether previous osteosynthesis is a risk factor for inferior outcome following shoulder arthroplasty for a proximal humeral fracture. We used data from the Danish Shoulder Arthroplasty Registry (DSR) to examine this question. Patients and methods - All 285 patients treated with a shoulder arthroplasty after failed osteosynthesis of a proximal humeral fracture reported to DSR from 2006 to 2013 were included. Each case was matched with 2 controls (570) treated with a primary shoulder arthroplasty for an acute proximal humeral fracture...
March 14, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica
Andrew T Koogler, Michael Kushelev
A 76-year-old male presented for reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) in the beach chair position. A preoperative interscalene nerve catheter was placed under direct ultrasound-guidance utilizing a posterior in-plane approach. On POD 2, the catheter was removed. Three weeks postoperatively, the patient reported worsening dyspnea with a subsequent chest X-ray demonstrating an elevated right hemidiaphragm. Pulmonary function testing revealed worsening deficit from presurgical values consistent with phrenic nerve palsy...
2018: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Clay G Nelson, Tyler J Brolin, Marcus C Ford, Richard A Smith, Frederick M Azar, Thomas W Throckmorton
BACKGROUND: To determine the effectiveness of hybrid glenoid components in reducing the frequency of glenoid component loosening, we evaluated clinical and radiographic outcomes at a minimum 5-year follow-up in 45 shoulders that underwent total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) using a system with a central porous titanium post to augment the cemented peripheral pegs. METHODS: Function and pain were evaluated with the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Standardized Shoulder Assessment score, visual analog scale, active shoulder range of motion, and strength...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Larry D Waldrop, Joseph J King, John Mayfield, Kevin W Farmer, Aimee M Struk, Thomas W Wright, Bradley S Schoch
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are becoming increasingly important to define successful outcomes. With the potential transition toward quality-based reimbursement, identifying risk factors for poor surgical outcomes becomes increasingly important. This study compared functional and PROs of primary shoulder arthroplasty in patients aged younger than 65 years with lower socioeconomic insurance compared with those with private insurance. METHODS: A retrospective review of all primary shoulder arthroplasties in patients aged younger than 65 was performed at a single institution...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
D Seybold, T A Schildhauer, J Geßmann
BACKGROUND: Bony defect situations are a common problem in revision arthroplasty of the shoulder and are the cause of the complexity of the procedure. Aseptic and septic loosening as well as difficult implant removal can result in humeral and/or glenoid bone loss. PLANNING: A careful preoperative imaging is needed to estimate the extent of the bony defect and to enable precise planning of the bone reconstruction and the required implants. However, the size of the defect needs to be re-evaluated intraoperatively after removal of the implant components and any larger defects have to be addressed appropriately...
March 7, 2018: Der Orthopäde
T Patzer
BACKGROUND: In a progredient rotator cuff tear with tendon retraction, fatty infiltration and atrophy of rotator cuff muscles the humerus cannot be centered and stabilized sufficiently in the glenohumeral joint. This leads to rotator cuff defect arthropathy as an eccentric osteoarthritis with acetabularization and wear of the acromion, as well as of the glenoid. INDICATION: A painful pseudoparalysis of the shoulder indicates the implantation of a reversed total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA) to reduce pain and restore active motion...
March 7, 2018: Der Orthopäde
Andreas Panagopoulos, Irini Tatani, Seferlis Yannis, Bavelou Aikaterini, Antonis Kouzelis, Minos Tyllianakis, Panayotis Dimakopoulos
Background: The valgus-impacted (VI) 4-part fractures are a subset of fractures of the proximal humerus with a unique anatomic configuration characterized by a relatively lower incidence of avascular necrosis after operative intervention. Objectives: The present study reports the midterm clinical and radiological results of a large series of consecutive patients with 4-part VI fractures treated with a minimal invasive technique of internal fixation. Methods: Over a ten-year period (2004-2014), we treated 56 patients with a true 4-part valgus impacted fracture of the proximal part of the humerus...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
O Lorbach
IMPLANT DESIGNS: Within the last 50 years, implants for shoulder replacement have developed rapidly. Monobloc-stems in few sizes were changed to modular implant systems that allow for an individual adaption of the stem, as well as adaption of the humeral head component according to the specific anatomic situation of the patient. Moreover, stemless und short stem implants are available, which may highly simplify primary implantation, especially in posttraumatic cases as well as in revision cases with a need for removal or change of the implants...
March 6, 2018: Der Orthopäde
Kenneth W Donohue, Eric T Ricchetti, Jason C Ho, Joseph P Iannotti
BACKGROUND: Glenoid morphology and rotator cuff muscle quality are important anatomic factors that can impact longevity of the glenoid component following total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). We hypothesized that rotator cuff muscle fatty infiltration is associated with increased pathologic glenoid bone loss in glenohumeral osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 190 preoperative computed tomography (CT) scans of 175 patients (mean age, 66 years; range, 44 to 90 years) who underwent TSA for the treatment of primary glenohumeral OA...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
O Verborgt, A I Hachem, K Eid, Kd Vuylsteke, M Ferrand, P Hardy
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of patientspecific guided glenoid component implantation in reverse shoulder arthroplasty MATERIALS AND METHODS: 32 reverse shoulder arthroplasties were done using pre-operative 3D planning and 4 patient-specific guides to prepare the glenoid and position the glenoid component. Baseplate version, inclination and entry point as well as angulation of the screws were compared to the pre-operative plan measured on CT by independent observers...
March 2, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Nathan D Orvets, Aaron M Chamberlain, Brendan M Patterson, Peter N Chalmers, Michelle Gosselin, Dane Salazar, Alexander W Aleem, Jay D Keener
BACKGROUND: This study describes the short-term functional and radiographic outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) in shoulders with a B2 glenoid deformity addressed with corrective reaming. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective series of consecutive patients who underwent TSA with a Walch B2 glenoid quantified by computed tomography scan. All glenoid deformities were addressed using partially corrective glenoid reaming. Radiographic and functional outcome measures, including scores on the visual analog scale for pain, American Shoulder and Elbow Standardized Shoulder Assessment, and Simple Shoulder Test were collected...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
William R Aibinder, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo
The incidence of venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) complicating shoulder surgery is difficult to estimate. Case reports, retrospective studies, prospective studies, and systematic reviews vary in terms of separating symptomatic versus asymptomatic VTEs, those occurring in the upper versus lower extremities, and those leading to pulmonary embolism. Reported rates vary between 0.02% and 13%. Arthroplasty is associated with a higher incidence than arthroscopy. Surgery for fracture presents increased risk. Mechanical prophylaxis using compression devices could be considered given its favorable risk-benefit profile...
April 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
Michael Livesey, John G Horneff, Daniel Sholder, Mark Lazarus, Gerald Williams, Surena Namdari
A well-functioning rotator cuff is necessary for successful anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). This study evaluated patients who underwent concomitant TSA and rotator cuff repair (RCR) for functional outcomes, revision rates, and predictors of poor results. Retrospective chart review was conducted to identify patients who underwent TSA and RCR. Demographic data, rotator cuff tear and RCR characteristics, range of motion, and radiographs were recorded. Minimum 2-year functional outcomes were obtained...
March 1, 2018: Orthopedics
Brian E Ward, Joshua S Dines
Optimal outcomes following total shoulder arthroplasty TSA and reverse shoulder arthroplasty RSA are dependent on proper implant position. Multiple cadaver studies have demonstrated improved accuracy of implant positioning with use of patient-specific guides/instrumentation compared to traditional methods. At this time, there are 3 commercially available single use patient-specific instrumentation systems and 1 commercially available reusable patient-specific instrumentation system. Currently though, there are no studies comparing the clinical outcomes of patient-specific guides to those of traditional methods of glenoid placement, and limited research has been done comparing the accuracy of each system's 3-dimensional planning software...
February 2018: American Journal of Orthopedics
Philippe Valenti, Denis Katz, Jean Kany, Jean-David Werthel
Removal of a cemented glenoid component often leads to massive glenoid bone loss, which makes it difficult to implant a new glenoid baseplate. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of revisions with a completely convertible system and to report clinical and radiographic results of a retrospective review of 13 cases. Between 2003 and 2011, 104 primary total shoulder arthroplasties (TSAs) were performed with an uncemented glenoid component in our group. Of these patients, 13 (average age, 64 years) were revised to reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) using a modular convertible platform system and were included in this study...
February 2018: American Journal of Orthopedics
Ian Power, Thomas W Throckmorton
Reconstructing proximal humeral bone loss in the setting of shoulder arthroplasty can be a daunting task. Proposed techniques include long-stemmed humeral components, allograft-prosthesis composites (APCs), and modular endoprosthetic reconstruction. While unsupported long-stemmed components are at high risk for component loosening, APC reconstruction techniques have been reported with success. However, graft resorption and eventual failure are significant concerns. Modular endoprosthetic systems allow bone deficiencies to be reconstructed with metal, which may allow for a more durable reconstruction...
February 2018: American Journal of Orthopedics
Ivan De Martino, David M Dines, Russell F Warren, Edward V Craig, Lawrence V Gulotta
Complex glenoid bone deformities present the treating surgeon with a complex reconstructive challenge. Although glenoid bone loss can be encountered in the primary setting (degenerative, congenital, post-traumatic), severe glenoid bone loss is encountered in most revision total shoulder arthroplasties. Severe glenoid bone loss is treated with various techniques including hemiarthroplasty, eccentric reaming, and glenoid reconstruction with bone autografts and allografts. Despite encouraging short- to mid-term results reported with these reconstruction techniques, the clinical and radiographic outcomes remain inconsistent and the high number of complications is a concern...
February 2018: American Journal of Orthopedics
Steven S Goldberg, Eric S Baranek
Proper reconstruction of proximal humeral anatomy is of primary importance to maximize patient outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty. This article describes a new arthroplasty technique, where a fixed multiplanar bone resection is made and a novel implant, which is designed to precisely match the bone resection, is inserted.
February 2018: American Journal of Orthopedics
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