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What is Reverse Shoulder Replacement?

Posted by Matthew P. Darmelio, M.D.

May 20, 2014 1:02:00 PM

By Matthew P. Darmelio, MD 

There have been many patients referred to Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates for shoulder replacement surgery, and we are usually asked about the reverse procedure.

The reverse shoulder replacement is a very specific replacement used for those people that have irreparable rotator cuff tears and an inability to lift their arm.  Many patients can use the other arm to lift their shoulder, but they don't have an intact rotator cuff to help lift on the involved side.

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Topics: Reverse Shoulder Replacement, rotator cuff repair