Shoulder Implants

  • Timothy Matthews
  • Devdutt Neogi


The history of shoulder replacements goes back over 100 years. In 1893, Péan, a French surgeon, performed the first documented implantation of shoulder prosthesis. It was fashioned from platinum and rubber and inserted into a 37-year-old baker with tubercular arthritis. Unfortunately, it had to be removed after only 2 years, due to recurrence of the infection. Interestingly, one of the first X-ray machines to be developed helped detect an overwhelming reactive process in this patient.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy Matthews
    • 1
  • Devdutt Neogi
    • 1
  1. 1.University Hospital of WalesCardiffUK

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