Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Degenerative Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder

  • George M. Kontakis
  • Theodoros I. Tosounidis


  • Detailed information regarding the onset and the evolution of his/her symptoms.

  • Previous treatments (e.g., joint injections).

  • Occupation.

  • Socioeconomical status.

  • Personality issues (anxiety-motivation-compliance).

  • Long medical history, neuromuscular disease as well as previous infection are relative contraindications.


Rotator Cuff Humeral Head Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Coracoid Process Rotator Interval 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of CreteHeraclionGreece
  2. 2.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK

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