About this book
Louis Bigliani, MD, and Evan L. Flatow, MD, two pioneers in the field, have edited this practical book that presents the orthopedic surgeon and resident with a logical, step-by-step guide to successfully performing shoulder arthroplasty. Select contributors share their extensive knowledge and experience with readers. An introductory chapter on surgical approaches and preoperative evaluation serves as a springboard for in-depth examinations of cutting-edge techniques. Topics include total shoulder replacement, glenoid component preparation and soft tissue releases, and revision shoulder arthroplasty. Additionally, one chapter is devoted to arthroplasty for proximal humerus fractures, nonunions, and malunions. The comprehensive text also addresses conditions such as arthroplasty and rotator cuff deficiency and glenohumeral inflammatory arthritis. Rehabilitation of shoulder arthroplasty is covered as well. The book is complete with a wealth of illustrations that clarifies key concepts. Specific examples of complications and how to avoid and correct them are found throughout, underscoring the importance of this essential resource.