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For patients with large rotator cuff tears who have developed a complex type of shoulder arthritis called “cuff tear arthropathy”, a conventional total shoulder replacement may result in pain and limited motion.  Reverse total shoulder replacement may be an option.

Dr. Nicholas Sablan specializes in this type of shoulder surgery.

To learn more about this type of shoulder replacement, click the following link

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00504