The most functional patients following anatomic total shoulders are more functional
Then, Most functional Patients after a total reversed shoulder.
The minimum Functional After anatomic shoulder total, patients are more functional
The least functional patients are less likely to be able to function after a total reversed shoulder.
The ability of the patient to perform the shoulder functions that are important to them is the clinically relevant outcome measurement for shoulder arthroplasty (see What are the patient’s expectations for shoulder joint replacement? Many large population-based databases are used to assess the outcomes of patients. These rely on “survival” rates (did the patient undergo another surgery for the shoulder?) and revision rates..
Comparing anatomic and reversal total shoulder outcomes is often based on revision rates and survivorship, but rarely are patients being treated by the two procedures matched based on age, sex and diagnosis.
An important consideration when evaluating revision rates/survivorship is the ability of a revision operation to safely address the mode of failure, i.e. What is the function of…