George K. Bal, MD
Prosthesis extraction during revision shoulder arthroplasty is a technically demanding procedure, which requires careful preoperative planning, knowledge of the components to be removed, an understanding of various extraction options and the surgical tools required. Extraction often poses substantial complex challenges and requires specialized instruments. Surgeons should be prepared to minimize specific complications that may arise, such as canal perforation, fracture and bone loss.
DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction has created a dedicated set of instruments to help address obstacles encountered during revision shoulder arthroplasty. These instruments provide for a confident component removal with various options to aid in cement removal, component removal and bone restoration.
In this VJO presentation, George K. Bal, MD performs two surgical cases of revision shoulder arthroplasty highlighting the various techniques he utilizes to safely extract the components. In addition Dr. Bal discusses his rationale in selecting the optimal prosthesis replacement.
- Total Run Time: 37:44 minutes
- Catalog Number: 7081
- VJO Publication Date: November, 2014