Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement [Shoulder]

Treatment for rotator cuff arthropathy can be most reliably addressed by the use of a reverse total shoulder replacement. This can restore the patient’s ability to position the arm overhead. It relies on the presence of a functional deltoid muscle and utilizes the glenosphere as a fulcrum to raise the arm overhead. The reverse total shoulder replacement procedure is performed as an inpatient procedure with patients typically staying in the hospital for 2 days post-operatively.