A recent article from the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Total shoulder replacement stems in osteoarthritis—short, long, or reverse? The Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry presented an analysis of the impact on crosslinked polyethylene. It compared the long-term survival of patients with osteoarthritis who had reverse total shoulders performed.
In this population based registry, RTSA’s short- and long-term revision rates were significantly higher than TSA’s with crosslinked polyethylene.
Below are the incidences of different indications to revise RTSA over time.
The following graph shows the frequency of changes over time in TSA with Cross-linked Polyethylene for different indications.
The JAAOS published a short-term (one year) follow-up study that compared demographics, surgical complications and revision procedures after RTSA versus TSA.
The RTSA rates for the AOA/JSES were higher than those of…