CC BY-NC-ND-license · Joints 2015; 03(02): 72-77
DOI: 10.11138/jts/2015.3.2.072
Original Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Anatomic shoulder arthroplasty: an update on indications, technique, results and complication rates

Lorenzo Mattei
Stefano Mortera
Chiara Arrigoni
Filippo Castoldi
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Publication History

Publication Date:
15 September 2017 (online)


A shoulder replacement is indicated in patients affected by glenohumeral arthropathy with severely reduced range of motion, persistent pain, especially at night, and loss of strength. There is much discussion in the scientific community about the prosthetic options for these cases: hemiarthroplasty, anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty, and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. We analyzed the indications for, results of, and complications associated with this kind of surgery, focusing on anatomic arthroplasty and on the concept of modularity.