Conversion of glenohumeral fusion to total shoulder arthroplasty for scapulothoracic pain: Case report and surgical technique

Shane J. Nho, Nickolas Garbis, Stefanie Reiff, Allison Terry, Sheri Shindelar, Anthony A. Romeo

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Abstract

There are several references in the hip and knee literature that mention converting fusions to a prosthetic total arthroplasty, but similar reports of total shoulder arthroplasty after glenohumeral fusion are lacking. The indication for conversion of a glenohumeral arthrodesis to a total shoulder arthroplasty is persistent periscapular pain refractory to conservative treatment. The purpose of the following article is to describe the preoperative plan and surgical technique in the conversion of a glenohumeral fusion to a total shoulder arthroplasty in single case of protracted scapulothoracic pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalHSS Journal
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Glenohumeral arthrodesis
  • Scapulothoracic pain
  • Total shoulder arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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