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Shoulder FAQ

Question:

What's the most likely thing to go wrong with a total shoulder arthroplasty?

Answer:

The most common reason total shoulder arthroplasties fail is loosening of the glenoid, or socket, component. Sometimes the new socket doesn't line up right, or it may loosen, move, or even dislocate. Loosening occurs in about 10 percent of cases.



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