Katz Denis1, O’Toole Greg2, Cogswell Lucy2, Sauzieres Philippe2, Valenti Philippe2
1 Ter Clinic-56270-Ploemeur, France
2 Shoulder Unit, Institute of Hand, 6 Square, Jouvenet 75016 Paris, France
Correspondence Address: O’Toole Greg Shoulder Unit, Institute of Hand, 6 Square, Jouvenet 75016 Paris France
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
In this article, we document the history of the shoulder prosthesis in cases of gleno-humeral arthropathy with severely damaged peri-articular structures, in particular, the rotator cuff. Charles Neer was the first to search for a solution to this difficult problem and his work encouraged others including Paul Grammont to develop his revolutionary principles applied to the reverse shoulder prosthesis. Even now, newer versions of reverse prostheses continue to advance our understanding of how these difficult cases can be treated optimally.
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