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What Is Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement?

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a rotator cuff tear after a shoulder replacement, your doctor will more than likely perform a reverse total shoulder replacement to fix the problem. Below is information about what this is, and how it works. Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement With the traditional shoulder replacement, the ends of the upper part of your arm, also called the humerus, and the shoulder bone, also called the scapula, are capped with artificial surfaces that are lined with either plastic or metal. Cement may be used to hold the joint components in place. With a reverse total shoulder replacement, instead of the ball and socket being replaced, they are reversed in their positions. For example, the socket is put where the ball is, and then the ball is switched over to where the socket is. Reverse shoulder replacement works very...

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