Shoulder Arthritis


Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) has superior clinical and long-term outcomes in comparison with hemiarthroplasty for the treatment of glenohumeral osteoarthritis. Failure of glenoid components in TSA is related to geometric factors. Reverse arthroplasty can be used to address abnormal glenoid morphology, glenoid bone loss, and revision problems. Propionibacterium acnes is commonly isolated from cultures obtained during revision shoulder surgery.

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