Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Reverse shoulder replacement is a very specialized surgery reserved for elderly patients with shoulder arthritis where the rotator cuff muscle is not working. Its also done in elderly patients with Shoulder Fractures where the functional integrity of Rotator cuff muscle is suspect. In these patients, if standard Total Shoulder Replacement is done it usually fails.
Reverse shoulder replacement doesn’t require Rotator cuff muscle for its functioning & gives excellent functional results in this subgroup of patients.