Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

López-Muñoz R, Encalada-Díaz MI, Mondragón-Rodríguez T, Aguirre-Rodríguez VH, Valero-González FS
Shoulder arthroplasty in the private practice. Analysis of demographics and comorbid conditions in a sample of 120 patients
Acta Ortop Mex 2015; 29 (2)

Language: Español
References: 35
Page: 82-87
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Objective: To describe the demographics in a series of shoulder arthroplasty cases operated in a single hospital and by the same surgical team. Material and methods: 120 shoulder arthroplasties performed between January 2006 and November 2014 were included. The following variables were analyzed: age, gender, baseline diagnosis, type of prosthesis used, comorbid conditions, involved side, occupation, follow-up time, and surgical history. Results: Females accounted for 66% and males 34%; mean age was 66 years and the most frequent diagnosis was arthropathy resulting from rotator cuff tear (30%). The reverse total shoulder prosthesis was used in 51% of cases, followed by the hemiprosthesis in 38%. Seventy per cent of patients were from the Federal District. Arterial hypertension occurred in 23% of cases; 36% of cases had undergone prior surgery; 40% of cases worked at home. Conclusion: Shoulder arthroplasty is a procedure frequently performed at this hospital. Our case series reports a significant number of cases in which the demographics may give us an overview of shoulder arthroplasty in Mexican patients and describe the characteristics of patients eligible for this procedure, as there are no other registries available.

Key words: arthroplasty, shoulder, demographic conditions, comorbid conditions.


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