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Surface replacement of the shoulder 

Surface replacement of the shoulder
Surface replacement of the shoulder

Stephen Copeland

and Jai Relwani

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date: 29 June 2022

The design of the surface replacement arthroplasty has evolved over the past 20 years. From cemented prostheses such as the SCAN, to cementless prostheses such as the Copeland, the basic concept and design of the surface replacement favouring maximal bone preservation has remained constant.

Indications and surgical technique have been refined over this period, the latest modification being the use of computer-assisted navigation to optimise the size and position the implant in situ.

Surface replacement prosthesis has demonstrated clinical results at least equal to those of conventional stemmed prostheses.

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