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2022 Dec 21

J Shoulder Elbow Surg

Do Patients With Poor Early Clinical Outcomes After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Ultimately Improve?


Hao KA, Marigi EM, Tams C, Wright JO, King JJ, Werthel J-D, Wright TW, Schoch BS
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2022 Dec 21.
PMID: 36565738.


While most patients undergoing reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA) have substantial improvement in pain and function at early follow-up, improvements in pain and range of motion (ROM) progress more slowly during postoperative rehabilitation in a subset of patients. The purpose of this study was to define a patient's risk of persistent shoulder dysfunction beyond the early postoperative period and identify risk factors for persistent poor performance.