Failed Anatomical Shoulder Arthroplasty: Case Example 3

  • Pietro Simone RandelliEmail author
  • Chiara Fossati
  • Alessandra MenonEmail author


This chapter describes a case of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) that failed for periprosthetic joint infection associated with instability of the implant. Two-stage revision surgery with another RSA required subsequent revision for recurrent instability treated by polyethylene augmentation to improve stability of the implant. The last procedure was successful and restored function and range of motion allowed the patient to carry out the majority of his daily activities.


Reverse shoulder arthroplasty Periprosthetic joint infection Instability Failure Revision 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Applied BiomechanicsDepartment of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.1° Clinica Ortopedica, ASST Centro Specialistico Ortopedico Traumatologico Gaetano Pini-CTOMilanItaly

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