Pyrolytic carbon humeral head in hemi-shoulder arthroplasty: preliminary results at 2-year follow-up.

Garret J , Harly E , Le Huec JC , Brunner U , Rotini R , Godenèche A
In patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and an intact rotator cuff, hemi-shoulder arthroplasty (HSA) can be a viable option as it offers the advantage of keeping the native glenoid intact. However, glenoid erosion has frequently been reported. The aim of this study was to report preliminary clinical results of HSA with a new pyrolytic carbon (pyrocarbon) humeral head.

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