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Shoulder FAQ

Question:

Can a bone graft help with total shoulder replacement?

Answer:

A bone graft of the glenoid, or shoulder socket, may improve the outcome of total shoulder arthroplasty. A bone graft is used for cases in which the socket is worn away significantly or unevenly. In one recent study, nine of 17 cases of glenoid bone grafting showed good results in long-term follow-up. The procedure is complicated, however.



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