New Zealand researchers concluded reverse shoulder arthroplasty performed better than hemiarthroplasty in an elderly population with rotator cuff-deficient shoulders.
“In this unselected population with rotator cuff tear arthropathy, controlled for age, sex, and [American Society of Anesthesiologists] ASA score, reverse shoulder arthroplasty resulted in a functional outcome that was superior to that of hemiarthroplasty,” Simon W. Young, FRACS, and colleagues wrote in their study abstract. “Longer term follow-up is needed to confirm these findings.”
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