Assuring success in primary total shoulder arthroplasty: Pearls and pitfalls to make your next case a success

Justin C. Kennon, Caroline Lu, Lynn A. Crosby

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Shoulder arthroplasty has grown in popularity over the past decade and orthopedic surgeons at both academic and community-based practices are performing an increasing number of these procedures in the United States. Understanding common technical challenges as well as emphasizing the importance of certain pre-operative and intra-operative measures can be proven beneficial toward ensuring a successful outcome for patients. We review several topics and share simple recommendations with regard to patient selection, positioning, infection prevention, instrumentation, and intra-operative subscapularis management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-97
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Arthroplasty
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016



  • Arthroplasty
  • Outcomes
  • Primary
  • Shoulder
  • Tips

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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