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Shoulder Arthroplasty

Complex Issues in the Primary and Revision Setting
Fealy / Sperling / Warren / Craig

Publication Date: March 2008
1st Edition
192 pp, 127 illustrations
ISBN: 9781588905055

State-of-the art techniques for shoulder replacement surgery

Praise for this book:

[Five stars] Well organized...thorough...The authors are world renowned experts...This excellent book is extremely useful for surgeons...Compared to more comprehensive texts, this book offers superior detail on the procedure of shoulder arthroplasty.--Doody's Review

Shoulder Arthroplasty: Complex Issues in the Primary and Revision Setting assembles the clinical knowledge of leading orthopedic surgeons treating patients with arthritic shoulders. The book presents practical approaches to surgically managing each type of arthritis, the challenges of revision surgery, and related complications during and following surgery. Chapters provide thorough descriptions of the physical examination, imaging, diagnosis, indications, surgical treatment, nonoperative treatments, therapeutic options, and outcomes.


  • Comprehensive discussion addressing everything from the latest techniques for arthroplasty to alternatives to total shoulder replacement
  • Recommendations about how to avoid and manage common complications including infection, nonunion, malunion, instability, aseptic loosening, and soft tissue complications such as rotator cuff tears, impingement syndromes, and lesions
  • Important coverage on the treatment of young arthritic patients

This book is an essential reference for orthopedic surgeons, general surgeons, and residents in these specialties.

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