BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated at a medium-term follow-up the use of semiconstrained reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) for primary glenohumeral osteoarthritis, massive rotator cuff tear, or cuff tear arthropathy excluding any other shoulder disease. Moreover, data on patients' quality of life after this surgery are lacking. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 80 patients were evaluated after an RSA for either primary osteoarthritis, massive rotator cuff tear, or cuff tear arthropathy with the Constant-Murley score (CMS), ROM, and Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). A radiologic assessment was performed pre- and postoperatively. RESULTS: At a mean 5-year follow-up, the cumulative survival rate was 97.3% and significant improvements in the CMS and ROM were observed when compared with the baseline values. The CMS was 93.2% of the sex- and age-matched normal values. The postoperative SF-36 scores showed no significant differences compared with normative data. Younger patients and subjects with worse preoperative conditions achieved the greatest benefit after RSA. A 70% scapular notching rate was noted and the length of follow-up was found to be associated with the severity of scapular notching. CONCLUSIONS: This study introduces new predictors for surgical outcomes, and it shows that patients who had undergone RSA a mean of 5 years earlier exhibit similar functionality and health-related quality of life with respect to healthy controls.
|Titolo:||Quality of life and functionality after reverse shoulder arthroplasty|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.5 Abstract in rivista|