Shoulder arthroplasty: Current principles of anatomic reconstruction

Andrew Green, Steven Kalandiak

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In the past decade, interest in and experience with shoulder arthroplasty has been increasing. This article reviews recent advances in our understanding of normal shoulder anatomy and biomechanics and their application to shoulder arthroplasty. These advances, coupled with our knowledge of pathologic shoulder conditions, have led to more rational approaches to treatment. The role of shoulder arthroplasty has expanded as a result of these advances, and shoulder arthroplasty will continue to improve quality of life for increasing numbers of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-330
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Opinion in Orthopaedics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 30 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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