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For over 40 years anatomic shoulder joint replacement has been used for the treatment of osteoarthritis, fracture, and other difficult clinical management problems where other methods of treatment may not be suitable. The Comprehensive Total Shoulder System is an evolutionary design that allows for surgeon efficiency through surgical flexibility and multiple sizing options.1
Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Replacement
If you have experienced a rotator cuff tear, you may be a potential candidate for reverse shoulder replacement. For this implant, surgeons don’t replace the entire shoulder, they only replace the damaged bone and cartilage at the ends of the bones. Reverse shoulder replacement has revolutionized the treatment of rotator cuff tears, by reversing the original anatomy of the shoulder.
Rotator Cuff Tear
A rotator cuff tear causes your shoulder joint to lose much of its natural support, leading to increased instability. Often, this results in the shoulder becoming unstable, and moving out of socket completely. Over time, this instability may lead to bone-on-bone contact, moderate to severe pain, and extremely limited mobility.
The Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Replacement:
Is it right for me?
Only an orthopedic surgeon can determine which treatment is appropriate for an individual patient. Generally, reverse shoulder replacement is indicated for those who:
* Much of the information (post-operative care and suggested exercises) related to the Comprehensive Total Shoulder System also applies to the Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Replacement.
Questions? Please call 318-388-4040.
Information courtesy of Biomet.