Surgeons assess the outcome of shoulder arthroplasty using a single numerical scoring system that uses metrics with initials, such as PROMIS (shoulder arthroplasty score), ASES (shoulder arthroplasty score), CMS, PASS (pass), MCID (pass), SANE, UCLA, SCB and VAS, which have no meaning for patients.
Patients should evaluate the results of shoulder replacements in terms of postoperative shoulder function and comfort. What are they able do after the surgery?
In recent years, there has been a trend towards evaluating specific shoulder functions post-arthroplasty. This allows prospective patients to be informed about the specific activities that can be performed after surgery.
Patients have different functional aspirations. Others want to resume their jobs, while others just want to be able throw a football with their grandchildren or children. Simple Shoulder Test: Recognizing that individual functions may not be of equal importance to all patients, this test evaluates 12 different functions identified previously as important for patients undergoing shoulder replacement.
Here are three articles that describe the patients’ ability before and after various types of shoulder arthroplasty to perform these 12 functions.