Avoidance and treatment of complications in shoulder arthroplasty.

John W. Sperling*, Leesa M. Galatz, Laurence D. Higgins, William N. Levine, Matthew L. Ramsey, John Dunn

*Corresponding author for this work

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Total shoulder replacement is well established as a treatment for a painful arthritic glenohumeral joint, typically leading to improved shoulder function and decreased pain. The frequency of revision surgery is increasing, as it is for hip and knee arthroplasty. The most common complications of shoulder arthroplasty can be avoided or successfully treated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-472
Number of pages14
JournalInstructional course lectures
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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