The unique configuration of the shoulder allows amazing motion and permits us to position our hands in all sorts of ways. The complexity of the shoulder and the ways we constantly use it can lead to injury, however.
Reverse total shoulder replacement, is an advanced surgical technique specifically designed for rotator cuff tear arthropathy, a condition where the patient suffers from both shoulder arthritis and a rotator cuff tear.
The shoulder is a highly movable body joint that allows various movements of the arm. It is a ball and socket joint, where the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) articulates with the socket of the scapula (shoulder blade) called the glenoid.