Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty!
Recently a patient of mine needed a reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. They had been troubled by shoulder pain for some time, and it was only getting worse. The patient had a Rotator Cuff Arthropathy. This can be shown on the first picture to the right. It is indicated by the ball of the shoulder “riding high” within in the socket of the shoulder. This occurs because of a massive rotator cuff tear.
Imagine the tires of your car being out of alignment and wearing faster in certain areas because of that. Same theory here. The ball of the shoulder rides high and rubs into other parts of the shoulder that it shouldn’t. This causes arthritis. The combination of the two findings is what classifies a rotator cuff arthropathy.
Please contact our office if you believe you may be a candidate for this procedure.