Shoulder replacement surgery is considered when:

What developments have there been in the field of shoulder prosthesis in recent years?

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There are several factors that influence the effectiveness of surgery and must be considered in light of the decision to undergo shoulder replacement:

Shoulder replacement surgery is a highly technical procedure; each step plays a critical role in the outcome.

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The purpose of this study was to describe the outcome after reversed Delta III shoulder prosthesis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and irreparable rotator cuff tear. Fifteen patients (17 joints) were prospectively analysed using the Constant-Murley score (CS). Comprehensive outcome measure was carried out by means of four widely used questionnaires as well as clinical and radiographic examinations at an average of 24.3 months postoperatively. The CS improved significantly from 19 to 59.5 points. The mental (MSC) and physical (PCS) component summary score of the Short Form 36 (SF-36) reached 108% and 77%, respectively, while the DASH (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand) was 58% of a comparative norm population. Remaining deficits were documented by SPADI (Shoulder Pain and Disability; 54.4 points) and ASES (clinical and patient-orientated American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons; 84.3 and 61.3 points, respectively). No radiological signs of loosening were found, but scapular notching occurred in four cases. Reversed arthroplasty provides a substantial improvement of shoulder function in patients with RA. The high incidence of notching is of concern.

A total of 15 (75%) patients with 17 (77.3%) shoulder prostheses (two bilateral) were evaluated after an average follow-up of 24.3 months (range 11.5–40.9 months). Five patients (five joints) were lost to follow-up. Three patients had died, and two patients declined participation (one patient lived too far away, another had multiple morbidity). The demographic data of the 15 patients examined are given in Table .


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Recovery of comfort and function after shoulder arthroplasty continues for the first year after surgery. The rehabilitation is carried out largely by the patient under the supervision of the surgeon. Shoulder replacement arthroplasty is a major surgical procedure that involves cutting of skin, tendons and bone. Anesthesia and pain medications can help manage the pain from this surgery.

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Vienna – The forthcoming EFORT instructional course “Shoulder Prosthesis” will give orthopedics and traumatologists the opportunity to find the right shoulder prosthesis. Dr. Franz Landsiedl (Orthopädisches Spital Speising, Vienna), Chairman of the course, explains why this is unique in Europe and what else we can expect here.

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Length of shoulder replacement surgery
The procedure usually takes approximately two hours, however the preoperative preparation and the postoperative recovery may add several hours to this time. Patients often spend two hours in the recovery room and two to four days in the hospital after surgery.

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Dr. Landsiedl, nowadays orthopedics and traumatologists are able to attend an unaccountable number of continuing education courses. What is the reason for EFORT organizing its instructional course on shoulder prosthesis in October in Vienna?

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Anesthetic
A general anesthetic or a brachial plexus nerve block can be used for a shoulder joint replacement surgery. A brachial plexus block can provide anesthesia for several hours after the surgery. Preferences are discussed with the anesthesiologist before surgery.