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Conversion of total shoulder arthroplasty to reverse shoulder arthroplasty made possible by custom humeral adapter
Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0533

Conversion of total shoulder arthroplasty to reverse shoulder arthroplasty made possible by custom humeral adapter


6th Annual Surgeons & Orthopedics Conference & Expo

September 12-14, 2016 Atlanta, USA

A Melconian

Havre Hospital Group, France

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Orthop Muscular Syst

Abstract :

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) is increasingly being used to revise anatomical total shoulder arthroplasty cases. This procedureâ??s high complication rate has been reduced by the availability of modular shoulder system, which allows the humeral component to be preserved during the conversion. This case report describes the revision of an anatomical shoulder implant inserted in 1998. Polyethylene wear and resulting metal-on-metal contact had caused metallosis. Since the existing humeral implant was not compatible with standard conversion products, the manufacturer provided a custom humeral adapter that allowed the humerla stem to be preserved. This approach greatly simplified the surgical procedure and resulted in good anatomical and clinical outcomes after 9 months of follow-up.

Biography :

Head of Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Le Havre Hospital Group.

Email: [email protected]

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