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

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

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 postinfectiousglenohumeral 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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