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Dr Lederman, Dr Harmsen and colleagues review strategies to prevent infection in shoulder replacement. *

Title: Preventing infection in shoulder arthroplasty: Navigating the minefields

Abstract

Periprosthetic infection after shoulder arthroplasty represents a devastating complication that often requires extensive revision surgery with substantial economic and patient burden, and ultimately leads to reduced patient function.

Seminars in Arthroplasty

Volume 28, Issue 3, September 2017, Pages 145-149

https://doi.org/10.1053/j.sart.2017.12.006

*This is based on a lecture by Dr Lederman at the 2017 Current Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Dr. Lederman and Dr. Harmsen compare different techniques for shoulder replacement*

Title: Glenohumeral osteoarthritis in young patients: Stemless total shoulder arthroplasty trumps resurfacing arthroplasty—Opposes

Samuel Harmsen MD and Evan S Lederman MD

Abstract

When considering shoulder arthroplasty in a younger patient the surgeon can choose between stemmed, stemless or resurfacing implants for humeral reconstruction. Resurfacing arthroplasty can reproduce humeral anatomy independent of the humeral shaft, minimize bone resection and offer potential easier revision surgery. The resurfacing implant has been in use for over 30 years and has favorable long-term outcome.

Seminars in Arthroplasty

Volume 28, Issue 3, September 2017, Pages 121-123
*This is based on a lecture/Debate by Dr. Lederman with Dr. Sumant Krishnan at the 2017 Current Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

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.

On-Air with the Bunker to Bunker Golf Radio show and Dr. Harmsen

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Around the world and right in your back yard, Bunker to Bunker, THE Golf Show, covers the great game of golf! Bunker to Bunker is hosted by Greg Ellis along with co-hosts Marty Monaghan and Jim Hill Saturday mornings from 7:00 to 9:00 A.M. on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.

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TOCA was honored to once again support the Arthritis Foundation for the 2016 GlitzGlamGive Gala!

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The GLITZ GLAM GIVE GALA is an Oscar® viewing party benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. Event proceeds will support research for a cure for arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability affecting more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children.

Faces of Arthritis:
Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of this serious, painful and unacceptable disease, which can rob people of living life to its fullest.

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Dr. Samuel Harmsen speaks at the AAOS Annual Meeting

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Congratulations to Dr. Harmsen, Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Physician at TOCA! He will be speaking at 2 podium paper presentations for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting this year in Orlando, Florida March 1-5th, 2016.

#1 Shaped-Bio Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Primary Glenohumeral Osteoarthitis with Posterior Glenoid Bone Loss.

This is a technique for dealing with difficult cases of shoulder arthritis using bone grafting and reverse shoulder arthroplasty. “Excellent clinical outcomes have been seen with this technique.”

#2 Radiographic and Clinical Results of an Adjustable Press-Fit Humeral Stem in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

This provides data and information that this particular implant provides predictable, lasting fixation and is associated with excellent clinical outcomes.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Harmsen, call 602-277-6211.

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Dr. Harmsen to be published in The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Congratulations to Dr. Harmsen who has co authored a paper that will be published in an upcoming issue of The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery:

“Radiographic and clinical outcomes of total shoulder arthroplasty with an all-polyethylene pegged bone ingrowth glenoid component: prospective short- to medium-term follow-up.”

This publication reports that excellent outcomes and stable fixation can be reliably achieved with shoulder replacement surgery. In particular, the use of this particular glenoid implant can produce lasting, stable component fixation, pain relief, and improved motion when used to treat patients with arthritis of the glenohumeral joint (shoulder).

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Congratulations to Dr. Harmsen!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Congratulations to Dr. Harmsen who has had two papers accepted for podium presentation at the 2016 AAOS annual meeting in Orlando Florida!


Dear Samuel Harmsen MD:

Congratulations! The AAOS Central Program Committee has accepted your abstract application as a PAPER presentation for the 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting, March 1-5 in Orlando, Florida. Your paper presentation number, presentation time and the title are listed below. All scientific program sessions are taking place at the Orange County Convention Center, West Building.

Your Paper presentation is Number # Paper 289

Title: Radiographic and Clinical Results of an Adjustable Press-Fit Humeral Stem in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

Location: Valencia Room D

Time: Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 10:54 AM


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