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Long-term results and patient satisfaction after shoulder resurfacing.
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PMID:  21106400     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Shoulder resurfacing has regained popularity in recent years. This report presents the long-term (>20 years) results of this procedure with regard to patient satisfaction and implant survival.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: We followed up 61 patients who underwent shoulder resurfacing procedures (74 shoulders) for a minimum of 20 years or until death (7 additional patients were lost to follow-up). The mean patient age at the time of surgery was 58 years. There were 41 total resurfacing procedures and 33 hemi-resurfacing procedures. The humeral component consisted of a cup with a short central peg that was placed either with or without cement. The glenoid was resurfaced with a cemented polyethylene or polyurethane component.
RESULTS: Patient satisfaction was 95%, and the survivorship of the humeral prostheses was 96%. There were no periprosthetic fractures, dislocations, or infections. Two humeral components were revised to stemmed prostheses (one for loosening and one for unexplained pain), and one was revised from a cementless to a cemented resurfacing prosthesis. Twelve cemented polyethylene glenoid prostheses had radiolucencies, but only three produced symptoms requiring revision surgery; three polyurethane glenoid prostheses showed severe wear radiographically, but none was loose or required revision surgery. There were 7 revision procedures, 6 with good results.
CONCLUSIONS: Shoulder resurfacing is a successful procedure for the majority of patients, with high rates of patient satisfaction, long-term survivorship of the humeral prosthesis, and few complications.
James W Pritchett
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ... [et al.]     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1532-6500     ISO Abbreviation:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206499     Medline TA:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  771-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Board of Trustees. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Orthopedics International, Seattle, WA, USA.
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