Long-Term Follow-up of Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty for Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis

ArticleinThe Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 94(22):e1641-7 · November 2012with7 Reads
DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.K.00603 · Source: PubMed
There is major controversy surrounding the use of hemiarthroplasty as compared with total shoulder arthroplasty for glenohumeral osteoarthritis, and long-term clinical outcomes of hemiarthroplasty are lacking. Of a cohort of thirty patients (thirty-one shoulders) who were treated with hemiarthroplasty for glenohumeral osteoarthritis and followed longitudinally at our institution, twenty-five were available for long-term follow-up; five died, and one refused to participate. Three of the five patients who died had revision arthroplasty before death, and the data from those three were therefore included in the final follow-up (final follow-up data therefore included twenty-seven patients and twenty-eight shoulders). Follow-up through phone conversations and postal mail surveys included the following: Short Form-36, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) shoulder outcome score, EuroQol, Simple Shoulder Test, modified Neer Score, and a unique, validated self-administered range-of-motion questionnaire. Correlations between clinical outcome and age, type of glenoid wear, and cause of osteoarthritis were determined. The average follow-up was 17.2 years (range, thirteen to twenty-one years). There were eight revisions (three of fifteen shoulders with concentric glenoids, and five of sixteen shoulders with eccentric glenoids). For those shoulders not revised, the average ASES score was 70.54 (range, 36.67 to 91.67). Overall, active shoulder forward elevation and external rotation with the arm at 90° of abduction increased from 104° preoperatively to 141.8° (range, 45° to 180°) and 20.7° to 61.0° (range, 30° to 90°), respectively (p < 0.05), at the time of final follow-up. Of those who required revision arthroplasty, the average patient age at the time of the index procedure was 51.0 years (range, twenty-six to eighty-one years), while those not requiring revision averaged 57.1 years (range, twenty-seven to sixty-three years). The overall Neer satisfaction rating was 25%. The average Neer score and Neer rating for unrevised cases were significantly higher for concentric glenoid wear compared with eccentric glenoid wear (p = 0.015 and p = 0.001, respectively). Patients who had concentric glenoid wear had higher EuroQol scores (p = 0.020). The average Neer scores were 65.29 (range, forty-seven to seventy-eight) for primary osteoarthritis and 54.46 (range, forty to seventy-seven) for secondary osteoarthritis (p = 0.036). Only 25% of patients with glenohumeral osteoarthritis treated with shoulder hemiarthroplasty are satisfied with their outcome at an average of seventeen years after the operation. Patients with concentric glenoid wear and primary osteoarthritis have better outcomes than those with eccentric glenoid wear and secondary osteoarthritis do, but patients in both groups experienced deterioration of results over time. Therapeutic Level IV. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.
    • "In the treatment of glenohumeral osteoarthritis HA is not the golden standard and not the selected prosthesis as our results show. In a long term follow-up with an average of 17.2 years only 25 % of patients with glenohumeral osteoarthritis treated with shoulder hemiarthroplasty were satisfied with the outcome [19]. The 14-year joint registry report of New Zealand displayed an increasing number for primary shoulder arthroplasty . "
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Introduction: The field of shoulder endoprothetics has undergone a rapid development in the last years. The purpose of the study was to provide an overview of the development of shoulder arthroplasties in Germany from 2005 until 2012. This study hypothesized that the surgical procedures of the shoulder joint is still increasing and have not reached a plateau until 2012. Methods: Data of the German federal statistical office from 2005 until 2012 were analyzed to quantify hemiarthroplasty, anatomic total shoulder and reversed total shoulder arthroplasty rates depending on age, gender and main coded indications. Procedure codes and diagnosis were analyzed for each year. Comparative analyses were used to visualize the difference between the types of shoulder endoprostheses. Results: A total number of 139.272 shoulder arthroplasties were performed between 2005 and 2012. Total should arthroplasties have increased continuously until 2009. In 2009 more total shoulder arthroplasties have been performed than hemiprothesis implantations, which have culminated in 2008. All in all, women have been treated 3-fold higher than men regarding hemiarthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasties or reversed total shoulder arthroplasties. Under the age of 60 years the majority of treated patients were male. Conclusion: Since 2005 shoulder arthroplasties are still increasing in Germany, whereas a slight reduction could be detected for shoulder hemiarthroplasty from 2009 up until 2012. Meanwhile total shoulder arthroplasties and reversed total shoulder arthroplasties are still increasing. Women have experienced a 3-fold higher hemiarthroplasty, total shoulder and reversed shoulder arthroplasties than men except for individual younger than 60 years.
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    • "Type of preoperative glenoid wear also seems to be a factor for postoperative wear, which is greater in case of excentric preoperative wear patterns [15]. This complication was also reported in hemiarthroplasty, especially in younger patients202122 and at long-term follow-up232425. In the present series, it occurred only in resurfacing, and not in hemiarthroplasty; mean follow-up, however, was only 4 years. "
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Introduction Resurfacing shoulder arthroplasty is proposed in primary osteoarthritis of the shoulder. The present study compared resurfacing versus 3rd generation stemmed hemiarthroplasty in terms of survival, functional results and implant positioning effects. Materials and methods Seventy eight patients underwent arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis of the shoulder: 41 by resurfacing and 37 by stemmed hemiarthroplasty. The two populations were comparable on all baseline variables. Minimum follow-up was 2 years. The principal assessment criterion was survivorship with surgical revision as end-point. Secondary criteria were functional results on Constant, quick-DASH, Neer and SSV scores, and implant positioning effects assessed on radiology. Results At a mean 44 months’ follow-up (range, 24–118 months), there were no significant differences in functional scores. Radiologic analysis found greater varus positioning and lateral offset of the humeral head in resurfacing compared with stemmed hemiarthroplasty (128° vs 138°, P < 0.01; 6.5 ± 2 vs 4.6 ± 1.6 mm, P < 0.01). Survivorship without revision was significantly poorer in resurfacing, with 4 revision procedures for glenoid wear (9.8%), versus none in hemiarthroplasty (P = 0.02). There was no correlation between humeral head size, positioning or lateral offset and revision. Conclusion Revision-free survival was significantly lower in resurfacing than in hemiarthroplasty. Greater humeral head size may increase lateral offset, accelerating glenoid wear. Down-sizing the humeral head in resurfacing procedures might limit these complications. Level of evidence Level III; case-control study.
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    • "Glenoid erosion is frequently found after hemiarthroplasty, leading to pain, loss of function and unsatisfactory results [5, 21, 22]. Recently, Levine et al. published a series of patients treated with hemiarthroplasty at a mean follow-up of 17 years [21] . Only 25 % of the patients were satisfied with the procedure at final follow-up, and the revision rate was 29 %. "
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Purpose The aim of this study was to analyse the short- and medium-term clinical and radiographic results of cementless humeral head resurfacing in combination with a cemented glenoid component. Methods Thirty-five patients with a mean age of 65 years (range 42–84) and a mean follow-up of three years (two to six) were followed up. The Constant score with its subgroups as well as shoulder motions and complications were recorded. Radiographs in two planes were analysed for loosening of the components. Results Mean Constant score improved from 29 points (6–63) to 70 points (41–89; p
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