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Managing Glenoid Bone Loss in Primary Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Frank, Tym F. MD; Pike, Jeffrey M. MD, MPH, FRCSC; Carroll, Michael J. MD, FRCSC; Goel, Danny P. MD, MSc, FRCSC

Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery: March 2016 - Volume 17 - Issue 1 - p 11–18
doi: 10.1097/BTE.0000000000000079
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Treatment of shoulder osteoarthritis with primary anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty may be challenging in the setting of posterior glenoid bone loss. This paper describes considerations and techniques in the management of significant glenoid wear. The authors’ preferred surgical technique is presented.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Division or Arthroscopic, Reconstructive Surgery and Joint Preservation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Danny P. Goel, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Division or Arthroscopic, Reconstructive Surgery and Joint Preservation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada (e-mail: danny.goel@ubc.ca).

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