Carl J. Basamania, MD
Cuff Tear Arthropathy (CTA) was described by Charles Neer in 1983 and has historically been seen as a significant surgical challenge. Non-constrained total or hemi shoulder arthroplasties have poor clinical outcomes for such indications. The majority of constrained and semi-constrained prostheses developed in the 70’s-80’s for CTA (in particular all reversed ball and socket designs) remained purely experimental due to poor range of motion, instability and a high rate of glenoid loosening. In 1985, Paul Grammont (Dijon University Hospital – France) designed the first semi-constrained reverse concept that met the challenges inherent in cuff tear arthropathy cases and is now accepted as a treatment of choice for shoulder cuff tear arthropathy with more than 20 years of clinical success and 20,000 cases performed all over the world.
Based on the experience of Grammont’s prosthesis, the next generation of implant was designed using the latest scientific, engineering and clinical knowledge to maximize the clinical outcomes and enhance long-term survivorship in CTA cases.
In this VJO video, Carl J. Basamania, MD of Seattle demonstrates his surgical technique for reverse shoulder arthroplasty and discusses the design rationale of the prosthesis.
- Total Run Time: 35:52 minutes
- Catalog Number: 7075
- VJO Publication Date: December, 2013