Reversed total shoulder arthroplasty is a popular treatment in rotator cuff arthropathy and in displaced proximal humeral fractures in elderly. In 2016, 29 models of commercially available designs express this popularity. This study describes all the different design parameters available on the market. Prosthetic differences are found for the baseplate, glenosphere, polyethylene, and humeral component and these differences need to be weighed out carefully for each patient knowing that a gain in one mechanical parameter can balance the loss of another. Patient specific implants may help in the future.
Middernacht, B., Van Tongel, A., & De Wilde, L. (2016). A Critical Review on Prosthetic Features Available for Reversed Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. BioMed Research International, 2016, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/3256931