Purpose: To report the survivorship, mid-term clinical findings and radiographic results of a previously described surgical technique for glenohumeral arthritis.
Take Away: Glenoid resurfacing with a meniscal allograft in conjunction with arthroplasty provided significant improvement in shoulder function and pain relief in this cohort of patients with glenohumeral arthritis under fifty-five.
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Authors: Aaron J. Bois, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Ian J. Whitney, MD, Jeremy S. Somerson, MD and Michael A. Wirth, MD
Published: "Humeral Head Arthroplasty and Meniscal Allograft Resurfacing of the Glenoid". The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2009 May;91(5):1109-19.
Institution: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Level of Evidence: Therapeutic Level IV