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Journal of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society 1998;1(1):12-18.
Published online March 30, 1998.
Hemiarthroplasty of the Shoulder
Yeong Shik Shin, Jung Ho Yang, Dong Keun Kim
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pohang St. Mary's Hospital
견관절의 상완골 두 치환술
신영식, 양정호, 김동근
포항성모병원 정형외과
To purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical results between rheumatoid arthritis shoulder cases and traumatic proximal humerus fracture cases. Fourteen patients who had been shoulder hemiarthroplasties between March 1991 to July 1996, six had rheumatoid arthritis and eight had comminuted proximal humerus fracture by the various trauma. Neer Ⅱ prothesis were implanted in twenty cases and global prothesis were implanted in two cases. The follow up period was 15 months to 36 months. To evaluate this study, we used the UCLA shoulder rating. We were able to follow up thirteen cases for more than fifteen months, of which five cases had excellent, five cases had good, two cases had fair and one case had poor And tile results were better for patients with rheumaroid arthritis than for patients with trauma.
Key Words: Humeral head, Fracture, Rheumatoid arthritis, Hemiarthroplasty,


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