TechniquesControversies in Shoulder ArthroplastyThrockmorton, Thomas (Quin) MD*; Tashjian, Robert Z. MD†; Keener, Jay D. MD‡; Armstrong, April D. MD§; Dines, David M. MD∥; Athwal, George S. MD¶; Iannotti, Joseph P. MD, PhD#; St. Pierre, Patrick MD**; Flanagin, Brody A. MD††; Garofalo, Raffaele MD‡‡; Krishnan, Sumant (Butch) MD††; Sajadi, Kaveh R. MD§§; Gulotta, Lawrence V. MD∥∥; Abboud, Joseph A. MD¶¶; Sperling, John W. MD, MBA##Author Information *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN †Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Utah Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT ‡Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO §Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA ∥Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College ∥∥Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY #Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH **Desert Orthopedic Center, Rancho Mirage, CA ††The Shoulder Center at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX §§Kentucky Bone & Joint Surgeons, Lexington, KY ¶¶Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PA ##Department of Orthopaedics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN ¶Roth McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, ON, Canada ‡‡Aggregato presso Humanitas Gavazzeni Shoulder Unit, Bari, Italy Dr Abboud is a consultant for DJO and Tornier and a speaker for Arthrex; he receives royalties from Integra and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and has stock in Mininvasive. Dr Armstrong is a speaker for Zimmer. Dr Athwal is a consultant for Depuy, Tornier, and Smith & Nephew; receives royalties from Tornier; and holds patents with Tornier and Smith & Nephew. Dr Dines is a consultant for and receives royalties from Biomet. Dr Garofalo is a consultant for Tornier. Dr Gulotta is a consultant and speaker for Biomet. Dr Iannotti is a consultant for DePuy Synthes and Arthrex, is a speaker for DePuy Synthes, receives travel expenses from Arthrex and DePuy Synthes, receives grants from DePuy Synthes, has stock in Arthrex, and holds patents with DePuy Synthes and Cleveland Clinic. Dr Sajadi is a consultant and speaker for Exatech, Inc. and is a speaker for Mitek. Dr Sperling receives royalties from Biomet. Dr St. Pierre is a consultant for Cayenne and DJO, receives royalties from DJO and Wolters-Kluwer, and holds stock in Medshape. Dr Tashjian is a consultant for Cayenne and Mitek. Dr Throckmorton is a consultant for Biomet and Zimmer and a speaker for Biomet; he received royalties from Elsevier and holds stock in Gilead. Stock: Gilead. Drs Flanigan, Keener, and Krishnan declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Thomas W. Throckmorton, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, 1211 Union Avenue, Suite 510, Memphis TN 38104 (e-mail: [email protected]). Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery: December 2015 - Volume 16 - Issue 4 - p 126-139 doi: 10.1097/BTE.0000000000000061 Buy Metrics Abstract Areas of current controversy concerning shoulder arthroplasty include management of glenoid bone loss, the role of patient-specific instrumentation, differing design features of reverse shoulder arthroplasty, and options for humeral fixation in primary and revision procedures. At the 2015 meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, shoulder arthroplasty specialists presented a symposium on these controversial topics. In each area, surgeons presented their case for a given position on these issues. This article is a summary of those proceedings. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.