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1611, 2019

What is a reverse shoulder replacement?

Reverse shoulder replacement is a total shoulder replacement procedure.

The term “reverse” often causes a bit of confusion. Some people assume the surgery is performed on the back of the shoulder. But actually, the procedure gets its name from the placement of the ball and socket during the reconstructive surgery.

During traditional shoulder replacement surgery, a metal ball and plastic socket are placed in the same position as they occur naturally in the arm. The metal ball is placed on the top of the arm (humerus), and the durable plastic socket is placed on the end of […]

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