Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Reverse shoulder replacement is the latest addition to armamentarium of a shoulder surgeon. Total shoulder replacement gave a very good result and function in patients with intact rotator cuff but was unable to give a good result in patients who had a rotator cuff deficiency.To solve this problem reverse shoulder replacement is designed. It is done in patients with absence of rotator cuff and yields a very good functional results in these patients. Thus rotator cuff arthropathy/arthritis which was earlier considered non treatable is now addressed with reverse shoulder replacement.