Dr. Lederman and Dr. Harmsen discuss the challenges and techniques for revision shoulder replacement.*

Title: Humeral cemented revision: Techniques for safe extraction

Samuel Harmsen MD, Evan S. Lederman MD

Abstract

Removing a well-fixed humeral component in revision shoulder arthroplasty can present a difficult challenge. Intraoperative complications including iatrogenic fracture, humeral perforation, segmental bone loss, nerve and soft tissue injury can occur. These complications can occur with both cemented and press-fitted stems and can lead to increased morbidity and decreased functional outcomes. Complete removal of the cement mantle and cement restrictor, when necessary, can present even further challenges. Several extraction techniques have been described that can help minimize complications and enable safe, complete component extraction.

Seminars in Arthroplasty

Volume 28, Issue 3, September 2017, Pages 175-179
*This is based on a lecture by Dr. Lederman at the 2017 Current Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty Conference in Las Vegas, NV.