New findings on total shoulder replacement in patients over the age of 80.

Dr. Formaini worked with colleagues on a study which was just recently published in the peer-reviewed orthopedic journal, Orthopedics.  This study evaluated the overall effectiveness and differences in outcomes between anatomic shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder replacement in patients greater than 80 years of age. Their data shows that both surgeries provide significant improvements in pain and overall function over the 2 years of postoperative follow-up on these patients. This paper further establishes that total shoulder replacement is a successful treatment for debilitating shoulder conditions even at advanced age.

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