ICJR INTERVIEWS: Short-Stem and Stemless Implants in TSA

    Over the past few years, the stems of humeral components for total shoulder arthroplasty have gotten shorter – and in some cases, have been eliminated – in an effort to:

    • Preserve bone
    • Minimize soft-tissue disruption
    • Allow for anatomic reconstruction
    • Make revision procedures easier

    These fourth-generation canal-sparing implants rely on fixation in the humeral metaphysis rather than diaphyseal fit and fill.

    We asked Howard Routman, DO, from Atlantis Orthopaedics in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, to discuss indications and outcomes for these short-stem and stemless implants. Click the image above to hear his comments.

    Producer and Director: Michael Bugera; Post Production: Charles J. Maynard