Outcome and risk of revision following shoulder replacement in patients with glenohumeral osteoarthritis

Glenohumeral osteoarthritis is a gradual, progressive wear and breakdown of articular cartilages and underlying bone with flatting of the humeral head and formation of marginal osteophytes. It may involve degeneration of soft tissue structures including the synovium, joint capsule, ligaments and adjacent rotator cuff tendons1.

The incidence of glenohumeral osteoarthritis is unknown but it is, after the hip and knee, the third most common joint to require joint replacement2. The incidence increases with age and glenohumeral osteoarthritis has an older average age of onset than hip and knee osteoarthritis3. For unknown reasons glenohumeral osteoarthritis is more often seen in women than in men3.

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Autor / Fonte:Jeppe V. Rasmussen, Acta Orthopaedica, June 2014, Vol. 85, No. S355 , Pages 1-23 (doi:10.3109/17453674.2014.922007)
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