ICJR Interviews: Low RSA Revision Rate – What Causes Reoperation?

    Mark A. Frankle, MD, and his colleagues at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa have been using a lateralized implant for reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) for 12 years.

    Recently, they looked at data on the approximately 1400 patients who had undergone RSA with this implant in their practice, and they found that only 85 patients had required a reoperation.

    They hypothesized that over the course of the 12 years, the reasons for reoperation would change as the design of the implant changed. The data showed this to be true.

    Click the image above to hear Dr. Frankle discuss the reasons for reoperation.

    The study, “Revision Reverse Arthroplasty (RSA): A 12-Year Review of a Lateralized Implant “(Paper 297), was presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Orlando.

    Producer: Susan Doan-Johnson; Director and Post Production: Charles J. Maynard