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Stemless Shoulder Arthroplasty: Review of Early Clinical and Radiographic Results

Brolin, Tyler J. MD1; Cox, Ryan M. BS1; Abboud, Joseph A. MD1; Namdari, Surena MD, MSc1,a

doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.16.00096
Review Article

  • ➢ Stemless anatomic and reverse shoulder arthroplasty designs have been shown to have equivalent short-term clinical outcomes compared with stemmed designs; however, to our knowledge, there have been no published long-term follow-up studies.
  • ➢ Radiographic results in the short-term follow-up period show a low prevalence of component loosening, stress shielding, or osteolysis.
  • ➢ Stemless arthroplasty requires an accurate humeral-head osteotomy to properly restore humeral anatomy because of the lack of a stem as a guide.
  • ➢ There is only 1 design approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently available, to our knowledge, but there are several ongoing Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) studies.

1The Rothman Institute, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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