Arthroscopic treatment of secondary rotator cuff damage after shoulder hemiarthroplasty (case report)

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Anatomical shoulder arthroplasty is an effective treatment for patients with primary deforming arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and aseptic necrosis of the humeral head. However this kind of surgery is associated with high risk of complications, and within five-year follow-up the incidence of complications increases. The authors described a clinical case illustrating one of these complications - secondary rotator cuff damage after shoulder hemiarthroplasty. The tear was verified using radiological methods and arthroscopy. They performed arthroscopic rotator cuff repair using suture anchors in order to alleviate pain and preserve shoulder functions. If there are no signs of endoprosthetic instability and coracoacromial ligament is preserved, arthroscopic treatment of such damages extends the time of limb function preserving the endoprosthesis. Patients should not raise their arms above the horizontal level.

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S. Y. Dokolin

Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics; Medical higher school “Reaviz”

Author for correspondence.
Russian Federation

V. I. Kuzmina

Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics

Russian Federation


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