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Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow 2017;20(3):172-179.
DOI:    Published online September 30, 2017.
Recent Updates Regarding Outcomes and Complications of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Seok Won Chung
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Received: 13 June 2017   • Revised: 5 July 2017   • Accepted: 8 July 2017
Indications of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) have been consistently extended by technical advancements in reverse arthroplasty prosthesis, continuous development of the implants, accumulated experiences and its successful treatment outcomes; accordingly, its use has rapidly increased. RTSA has been performed for a variety of indications, with variable outcomes depending on the initial diagnosis. However, controversial opinions still exist regarding the design of reverse arthroplasty prosthesis (medialized or lateralized design and the neck-shaft angle of the humeral prosthesis), suture of the subscapularis tendon, use of cement during placement of the humeral prosthesis, and surgical procedures; therefore, these should be investigated so that they can be better understood.
Key Words: Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty; Initial diagnosis; Outcomes; Recent update


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