Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 05, 2021
  • Author: Paul H Eichenseer; Chief Editor: Dinesh Patel, MD, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

When is shoulder hemiarthroplasty indicated?

What is the role of shoulder hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of primary osteoarthritis?

What is the role of shoulder hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the role of shoulder hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of instability arthritis?

What is the role of shoulder hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of AVN?

What is the role of shoulder hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of rotator cuff tears?

What is the role of shoulder hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of chondrolysis?

What is the role of shoulder hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of tumors?

What are the contraindications for shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

What is the anatomy of the shoulder relevant to hemiarthroplasty?

How are shoulder hemiarthroplasty complications prevented?

Periprocedural Care

What is included in patient education about shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

What is the role of lab tests in the preprocedural planning for shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

What equipment is needed to perform shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

What is the role of anesthesia in shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

How is the patient positioned for shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

What is included in long-term monitoring following shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

Technique

What is the deltopectoral approach for shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

How is the humeral head replaced during shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

What is the wound closure technique used in shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

How is pain managed following shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

What is the role of rehabilitation following shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

What are the phases of postoperative rehabilitation following shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

Which patient group is at highest risk for progressive glenoid arthrosis following shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

What causes shoulder instability following hemiarthroplasty?

How are infections treated following shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

What is the occurrence of aseptic loosening following shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

What causes deltoid dysfunction following shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

Which factors increase the risk for heterotopic ossification following shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

What causes hypotension following shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

Which factors increase the risk for nonunion and malunion complications of shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

Which patients are at highest risk for periprosthetic fracture following shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

What causes persistent pain following shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

How is failed shoulder hemiarthroplasty treated?

What is the reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA)?

When is prosthesis of antibiotic-loaded acrylic cement indicated following shoulder hemiarthroplasty?

When is resection arthroplasty indicated following shoulder hemiarthroplasty?