Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

Current Techniques and Complications

  • Stefano Gumina
  • Federico Alberto Grassi
  • Paolo Paladini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Basic Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Giuseppe Fama, Assunta Pozzuoli
      Pages 3-23
    3. Stefano Gumina, Vittorio Candela, Giovanni Ziveri, Carlo Felice De Biase
      Pages 25-47
    4. Raffaele Russo, Michele Ciccarelli, Giuseppe Della Rotonda
      Pages 49-58
    5. Luigi Murena, Bramir Hoxhaj, Roberto Fattori, Gianluca Canton
      Pages 59-67
  3. Cuff Tear Arthropathy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Vittorio Candela, Daniele Passaretti, Stefano Gumina
      Pages 71-80
    3. Vincenzo Campagna, Vittorio Candela, Stefano Gumina
      Pages 81-86
    4. Eraclio Siuni
      Pages 87-95
    5. Alessandro Marinelli, Marco Cavallo, Alice Ritali, Roberto Rotini
      Pages 97-100
    6. Domiziano Coppacchioli, Giacomo Ponte, Tony Mangano
      Pages 101-114
  4. Proximal Humeral Fractures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Mario Borroni, Giacomo Delle Rose, Alessandro Castagna
      Pages 117-123
    3. Rosario Lupo, Salvatore Morello, Santo Alberto Rapisarda, Riccardo Mandracchia
      Pages 125-132
    4. Paolo Paladini, Giovanni Merolla, Carlo Alberto Augusti, Giuseppe Porcellini
      Pages 133-138
    5. Fabrizio Campi, Raffaele Garofalo, Alessandro Castagna
      Pages 139-150
    6. Angelo De Carli, Antonio Vadalà, Lorenzo Proietti
      Pages 151-154
    7. Silvana De Giorgi, Francesco Maruccia, Vito Belviso, Biagio Moretti
      Pages 155-162
    8. Stefano Di Fabio, Corrado D’Antimo
      Pages 163-172
  5. Surgical Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Eugenio Savarese
      Pages 175-181
    3. Fabrizio Fattorini, Alessandro Rocco
      Pages 183-188
    4. Celeste Bertone, Dario Petriccioli
      Pages 189-207
  6. Surgical Technique

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Stefano Gumina, Kamal I. Bohsali, Michael A. Wirth
      Pages 211-234
    3. Federico A. Grassi
      Pages 235-249
    4. Giulia Nicolaci, Andrea Pautasso, Michel Calò, Filippo Castoldi
      Pages 251-258
    5. Chiara Fossati, Alessandra Menon, Nicolò Cosmelli, Pietro Randelli
      Pages 259-267
    6. Raimondo Piana, Nicola Ratto, Andrea Ferro, Michele Boffano
      Pages 269-279
    7. Giuseppe Porcellini, Azad Sait, Giovanni Merolla, Paolo Paladini
      Pages 281-296
    8. Michele Ciccarelli, Giuseppe Della Rotonda, Antonio Guastafierro, Raffaele Russo
      Pages 297-305
  7. Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Roberto Leo, Valentina Fogliata, Bruno Michele Marelli
      Pages 309-320
    3. Nicola Ivaldo, Tony Mangano, Giovanni Caione, Mario Rossoni, Giovanni Riccio
      Pages 321-331
    4. Barbara Melis, Giuseppe Marongiu
      Pages 333-339
    5. Raffaele Garofalo, Enrico Ceccarelli
      Pages 341-349
  8. Rehabilitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Marco Conti, Valentina Spunton, Roberto Fenini
      Pages 353-361
  9. Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Daniele Passaretti, Vittorio Candela, Stefano Gumina
      Pages 365-375

About this book


This handbook fully investigates reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA), presenting all the recent advances in the field to enable shoulder surgeons to treat patients with complex conditions, such as rotator cuff tears and instability, failed surgery and combined arthritis, or proximal humerus neoplasia.

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty is becoming increasingly common because conventional total shoulder replacement may cause pain, loss of strength, simple or complex disabilities as well as limited motion, reducing general quality of life. The goal of a reverse prosthesis is to restore a painless, biomechanically valid joint. Drawing on the results of recent studies, the book covers all relevant aspects of RSA, including basic science, pathogenesis, clinical and instrumental evaluation, surgical techniques and complication management, helping readers to better understand when and how reverse shoulder arthroplasty should be implanted and what to do in cases of poor results. Written by leading shoulder specialists, the book provides surgeons and rehabilitation specialists, as well as residents and shoulder fellows, with a valuable, state-of-the-art guide for clinical practice.


rotator cuff tear arthropathy shoulder arthroplasty gleno humeral arthropathy Proximal humerus neoplasia Irreparable cuff tear

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Gumina
    • 1
  • Federico Alberto Grassi
    • 2
  • Paolo Paladini
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologySapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyUniversity of East Piedmont, Hospital “Maggiore della Carità”NovaraItaly
  3. 3.Department of Shoulder and Elbow SurgeryOspedale Cervesi di CattolicaCattolicaItaly

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