Clinical implications of scapular notching at 2 and 5-year follow-up after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty

Robert J. Shelley, Mikalyn T. DeFoor, Stephen A. Parada, Lynn A. Crosby

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Abstract

Objective: Scapular notching is a unique radiographic sequela of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA) with unclear long-term clinical consequences. Methods: Our retrospective review of a single surgeon, single implant, primary rTSA database investigates the incidence of scapular notching at 2 and 5-year follow-up. Various patient outcome scores were also obtained. Results: Of 158 primary rTSAs performed, 82 (52%) patients completed 2-year and subsequent 5-year follow-up. The incidence of scapular notching at 2 and 5-years was 11.9% and 19.5%, respectively. Conclusion: Scapular notching negatively affects validated post-operative outcome scores, active range of motion and total complications, and furthermore increases with time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-389
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Volume21
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

Keywords

  • Clinical outcomes
  • Complications
  • Retrospective study
  • Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA)
  • Scapular notching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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