Indications, technique, and results of total shoulder arthroplasty in rheumatoid arthritis

B. J. Waldman, M. P. Figgie

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Abstract

Unconstrained total shoulder arthroplasty is a highly effective and successful operation in the patient with rheumatoid arthritis. Reliable pain relief can be obtained, often with an improvement in range-of-motion and function of the entire extremity. Rheumatoid patients may present with difficult soft-tissue and bony deficiencies, but careful planning and intraoperative procedures help to maximize the outcome and minimize the possible complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-444
Number of pages10
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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