Management of Humeral and Glenoid Bone Defects in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

Lisa G. M. Friedman, MD, MA; Grant E. Garrigues, MD


J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021;29(17):e846-e859. 

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Glenoid and humeral bone loss is an important problem in RTSA. When left unaddressed, it can lead to early failure of the implant and poor outcomes. Humeral bone loss can be addressed with the use of an endoprosthesis or allograft prosthetic implant. Glenoid bone loss is treated with a variety of grafting options, such as augmented implants, patient-specific navigation, and implantation systems.