J Korean Shoulder Elbow Soc.  2010 Jun;13(1):153-160.

Shoulder Prosthesis Mechanics

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Suwon, Korea. osjeong@hotmail.com

Abstract

PURPOSE
The goal of prosthetic replacement of the shoulder is the restoration of the normal anatomy of the joint.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
The physician should review the variations in normal anatomy because it does vary widely and the placement of the prosthetic needs to be modified to accommodate the variations.
RESULTS
AND CONCLUSION: Several factors including anatomic, prosthetic and surgical ones can lead to the best clinical results, and these are described.

Keyword

Shoulder; Prosthesis; Mechanics

MeSH Terms

Joints
Mechanics
Prostheses and Implants
Shoulder
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