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Arthroscopic Removal of the Glenoid Component for Failed Total Shoulder ArthroplastyA Report of Five Cases
Shawn W. O'Driscoll, PhD, MD, FRCS(C)1; Russell S. Petrie, MD2; Michael E. Torchia, MD1
1 Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street S.W., Rochester, MN 55905
2 Newport Orthopedic Institute, 361 Hospital Road, Suite 223, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Read in part at the Annual Closed Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, New York, NY, November 5-8, 1998.
The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.
Investigation performed at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2005 Apr 01;87(4):858-863. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.C.01732
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While total shoulder arthroplasty has a successful clinical track record for pain relief and improvement of function, there are substantial concerns regarding the prevalence of glenoid lucent lines and therefore the possibility of loosening of the glenoid component over the long term1,2. Options for treatment of symptomatic glenoid loosening include revision of the component or conversion to a hemiarthroplasty by removal of the loose glenoid component with or without bone-grafting of the glenoid3. The philosophy behind glenoid component removal is based on reports of humeral hemiarthroplasty that have shown that it is indeed possible to have satisfactory pain relief without a glenoid component4-12. The purpose of this report is to present an arthroscopic method for removing a symptomatic loose glenoid component and the underlying cement mantle.
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