Shoulder Replacement for Shoulder Without Rotator Cuff
This procedure is often called a reverse shoulder replacement. It uses a ball-and-socket joint, but the ball is placed on the shoulder blade and the socket is placed on top of the arm bone. This is the reverse of our normal anatomy.
The reverse shoulder replacement is designed for patients who do not have a functioning rotator cuff, and so do not have normal shoulder anatomy. The reverse shoulder replacement is a good option for taking care of this complicated problem.