Mark Ross, Phillip Duke
Total shoulder arthroplasty gives the most predictable and satisfying results in centered arthritis with an intact rotator cuff. However, long term outcomes of the glenoid can be concerning to the surgeon. Embedded polyethylene mini-glenoid is an attractive alternative for shoulder arthroplasty for patients with shoulder arthritis. It allows quick pain relief and no concomitant glenoid erosion, which has been previously reported following metal hemiarthroplasty. The mini-glenoid implant is unobtrusive, secure and stable which makes it very reliable and interesting for humeral resurfacing arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively investigate the clinical and radiological outcomes of a cohort of patients who have received this implant over the past ten years.