Upper Extremity Arthroplasty

  • Tyler S. Pidgeon


With improvements in techniques and implants, upper extremity arthroplasty is becoming increasingly popular. Total shoulder arthroplasty has been demonstrated to be effective in patients with osteoarthritis and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty has become a viable option in such patients with concomitant rotator cuff deficiency. Arthroplasty of the elbow, wrist, and finger joints also have roles in the treatment of multiple arthritic conditions.


Shoulder Elbow Wrist Finger Arthroplasty Total shoulder arthroplasty Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty Carpometacarpal joint 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tyler S. Pidgeon
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryThe Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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