Complications with humeral head replacement

T D Brown, L U Bigliani
Orthopedic Clinics of North America 2000, 31 (1): 77-90
Humeral head replacement has been shown to be an excellent surgical option for a variety of debilitating shoulder conditions. New techniques and advances in prosthetic design have furthered the success of this procedure. When performed without appropriate indications, exacting technique, and a tailored rehabilitation program, however, complications often result. Early recognition and appropriate management of these complications aid in achieving a satisfactory result.

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