Soft-Tissue Resurfacing of the Glenoid in the Treatment of Glenohumeral Arthritis in Active Patients Less Than Fifty Years Old

Elhassan B., Ozbaydar M. U., Diller D., Higgins L. D., Warner J. J. P.

JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, no.2, pp.419-424, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Soft-tissue resurfacing of the glenoid, with arthroplasty of the humeral head, has been proposed as a viable treatment option for younger patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the shoulder. The purpose of this study was to evaluate our results with soft-tissue resurfacing of the glenoid in patients with glenohumeral arthritis who were less than fifty years of age, as we were concerned that this type of procedure was leading to poor outcomes.