Reverse Shoulder a Final Option for Restoring Function

If your rotator cuff shows excessive wear, this procedure may net you big gains in shoulder stability.

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Although most artificial joints resemble the shape and structure of the joint theyre designed to replace, one new prosthesis-the reverse shoulder-takes a different approach, reversing the position of the normal ball-and-socket design. The purpose of this anatomical flip-flop is to give you a shoulder that is stable enough to let you raise your arm, even if your rotator cuff is torn beyond repair.
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