Evolving trends in reverse shoulder arthroplasty

Evolving trends in reverse shoulder arthroplasty

This issue of Annals of Joint that I have had the pleasure to guest edit, is truly focused on the revolutionary effects of reverse shoulder arthroplasty on the orthopedic patient in 2019. We have been lucky enough to assimilate leading authors from around the world to help shed insight and highlight the current practice patterns around reverse shoulder arthroplasty (both the primary and revision setting). It is remarkable to think that this revolutionary technology 15 years ago was not available in the United States. It is now at the forefront of treatment options for patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears, severe arthritis, comminuted proximal humerus fractures, and various other complex reconstructive indications. It is an honor to have been able to guest edit this Journal issue. I am particularly grateful to my tremendous group of co-authors who have volunteered their time and expertise to make this truly a comprehensive and essential reference issue for all shoulder surgeons to have access to. I also want to thank my family for allowing me the time to devote to this issue. We hope you enjoy what we have prepared for you and help us in our ongoing initiative to improve the quality of shoulder care around the world.


I would like thank all the authors who contributed to this issue. I would also like to specifically thank my wife Soo for her endless support and my two wonderful children Margo and Joey for the joy they add to each day.

Joseph A. Abboud

Joseph A. Abboud1,2, MD

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA;
2Department of Shoulder and Elbow, The Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
(Email: joseph.Abboud@rothmanortho.com; abboudj@gmail.com)

doi: 10.21037/aoj.2019.01.08

Conflicts of Interest: Aevumed-Hold Stock; Arthrex-Research Support; Cayenne-Royalties; DePuy Synthes-Research Support; DJO-Royalties; Flexion-Consulting; Globus-Royalties; Integra-Royalties, Research Support; Marlin Medical Alliance-Hold Stock; Mid Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society-Board of Directors; Mininvasive-Scientific Advisory Board; OBERDHold Stock; OREF-Research Support; Orthospace-Research Support; Parvizi Surgical Innovation-Hold Stock; Shoulder JAM LLC-Co-Founder, Hold Stock; SLACK-Royalties; Tornier-Research Support, Paid Speaker; Wolters Kluwer HealthLippincott Williams and Wilkins-Royalties; Zimmer Biomet-Research Support.

doi: 10.21037/aoj.2019.01.08
Cite this article as: Abboud JA. Evolving trends in reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Ann Joint 2019;4:10.