Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional outcomes, infection rate, and complications associated with shoulder arthroplasty for sequelae of prior septic arthritis.
Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study of 17 patients who underwent shoulder arthroplasty for sequelae of septic arthritis. Patients were analyzed for patient-reported outcomes, complications, and reoperations.
Results: The 17 patients in this cohort were an average age of 65.4 ± 12.2 years old, were 58.8% male, and had an average body mass index of 27.9 ± 4.1 kg/m
Conclusions: Shoulder arthroplasty after septic arthritis had inconsistent functional outcomes and high complication rates but no reinfection.
Recommended CitationPadegimas, Eric M.; Nicholson, Thema A.; Silva, Stephen; Ramsey, Matthew L.; Williams, Gerald R.; Lazarus, Mark D.; and Namdari, Surena, "Outcomes of Shoulder Arthroplasty Performed for Postinfectious Arthritis." (2018). Rothman Institute. Paper 107.
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