Glenoid Bone Loss in Anatomic Shoulder Arthroplasty




Despite major advances in total shoulder arthroplasty, management of severe posterior glenoid bone loss remains controversial. Several companies have provided alternative treatment options for type C glenoids associated with posterior subluxation of the humeral head. However, preoperative planning, proper selection of glenoid size, and recognition of the operative pitfalls are crucial for successful outcomes. A review of the literature and presentation of the surgical technique for the management of severe posterior glenoid bone loss are presented.


Key points








  • Despite major advances in total shoulder arthroplasty, management of severe posterior glenoid bone loss remains controversial.



  • Several companies have provided alternative treatment options for type C glenoids associated with posterior subluxation of the humeral head.



  • Preoperative planning, proper selection of glenoid size, and recognition of the operative pitfalls are crucial for successful outcomes.


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Oct 6, 2017 | Posted by in ORTHOPEDIC | Comments Off on Glenoid Bone Loss in Anatomic Shoulder Arthroplasty
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