Management of the Failed Hemiarthroplasty

  • Manesha Lankachandra
  • Anand M. Murthi


The use of hemiarthroplasty for the treatment of various shoulder pathologies, including arthritis and proximal humeral fractures, is high, despite a high failure rate. The most common causes for hemiarthroplasty failure are glenoid erosion, component instability, and rotator cuff insufficiency and, in a fracture setting, tuberosity malposition. Treatment of a failed hemiarthroplasty is generally to either an anatomic or reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.


Hemiarthroplasty Revision shoulder arthroplasty Total shoulder arthroplasty Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manesha Lankachandra
    • 1
  • Anand M. Murthi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryMedStar Union Memorial HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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