Shoulder arthroplasty for treatment of infected shoulder had low risk of reinfection

Shoulder arthroplasty for treatment of infected shoulder had low risk of reinfection

Source - Healio

Shoulder arthroplasty can be performed for the treatment of the sequelae of an infected shoulder with low risk of reinfection, according to study results.

Twenty-four shoulders underwent shoulder arthroplasty for postinfectious glenohumeral arthritis between 1977 and 2009. Researchers monitored 23 shoulders for a minimum of 2 years or until reoperation and documented complications and clinical and radiographic results at the most recent follow-up.

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