Outcome after cup hemiarthroplasty in the rheumatoid shoulder: A retrospective evaluation of 39 patients followed for 2-6 years
2000 (English)In: Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6470, Vol. 71, no 2, 180-184 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
33 rheumatoid patients, treated with hemispherical cup resurfacing hemiarthroplasty of the shoulder without medullary fixation (6 bilaterally), were reviewed after mean 4.4 (2-6) years. The median Constant score was 30 (15-79), mean proximal migration of the humerus 5.5 (SD 5.2) mm and mean glenoid erosion 2.6 (SD 1.7) mm. Proximal migration and glenoid erosion did not correlate with shoulder function or pain. Radiographic signs of loosening (changes in cup inclination combined with changes in cup distance above the greater tuberosity) occurred in one quarter of the shoulders. At follow-up, 26 patients were satisfied with the procedure, despite poor shoulder function and radiographic deterioration.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 71, no 2, 180-184 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26951DOI: 10.1080/000164700317413166Local ID: 11583OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26951DiVA: diva2:247502