The use of a custom glenoid component for the treatment of severe glenoid bone loss in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty

Neal M. Berger, Edward V. Craig, Frank A. Petrigliano

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Abstract

Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty has been shown to be effective in reducing pain and improving pain and function in patients with rotator cuff arthropathy, as well as a variety of glenohumeral pathologies with associated rotator cuff deficiency. Severe glenoid bone loss is a surgical challenge that can prevent successful implantation of the glenoid component. We present the use of a custom glenoid component, fabricated using computed tomography 3-dimensional reconstructions and computer-aided design, to treat severe glenoid bone loss in the setting of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. At early follow-up, we were able to provide pain relief and functional improvement using this novel technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalTechniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

Keywords

  • glenoid bone loss
  • patientspecific arthroplasty
  • reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • revision shoulder arthroplasty
  • total shoulder arthroplasty

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