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sl8

(15,150 posts)
Sun May 12, 2024, 09:07 AM May 12

Reverse total shoulder replacement may be a viable treatment option for shoulder osteoarthritis

https://www.2minutemedicine.com/reverse-total-shoulder-replacement-may-be-a-viable-treatment-option-for-shoulder-osteoarthritis/

Reverse total shoulder replacement may be a viable treatment option for shoulder osteoarthritis

by Jayden BerdugoandAlex Chan May 11, 2024 in Chronic Disease, Orthopedic Surgery, Surgery
Reading Time: 2 mins read

1. Reverse total shoulder replacement (RTSR) was examined as a potential treatment for end-stage shoulder arthritis.

2. After analysing the risk factors, RTSR was shown as a potential alternative treatment to total shoulder replacement for those with an intact rotator cuff.

Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)

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Click to read the study in BMJ



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If, like me, you're unfamilar with reverse total shoulder replacement, this site explains it (with pictures!):
https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/treatment/reverse-total-shoulder-replacement/
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Reverse total shoulder replacement may be a viable treatment option for shoulder osteoarthritis (Original Post) sl8 May 12 OP
Then you'll be able to scratch your back (but not your stomach). Wonder Why May 12 #1
Wrong. Rincewind May 13 #2
I guess the chuckle went over your head. Reverse replacement sounds like your arms were put on backwards so my Wonder Why May 14 #3

Rincewind

(1,224 posts)
2. Wrong.
Mon May 13, 2024, 08:18 AM
May 13

I have had both shoulders done, total reverse replacement. I have trouble reaching behind me, and can't lift my arms all the way up.I was warned that if I reach too far up and behind, my arm will pop off of the ball that is screwed to my should blade.

Wonder Why

(3,778 posts)
3. I guess the chuckle went over your head. Reverse replacement sounds like your arms were put on backwards so my
Tue May 14, 2024, 03:07 PM
May 14

comment was a joke about that.

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