Shoulder arthroplasty for the young, active patient.

Ryan M. Tibbetts, Michael A. Wirth

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Patients younger than 55 years with degenerative conditions of the glenohumeral joint represent a unique population that can be treated with shoulder arthroplasty. Certain challenges related to this cohort may include greater patient expectations, higher functional demands, soft-tissue contracture from previous surgery, and glenoid bone loss. Surgical treatment options include unconstrained total shoulder arthroplasty; hemiarthroplasty; humeral head resurfacing alone; hemiarthroplasty with concentric reaming of the glenoid; and hemiarthroplasty with adjunctive biologic glenoid resurfacing with autogenous fascia lata, Achilles tendon allograft, or meniscal allograft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalInstructional course lectures
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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