Short humeral stem arthroplasthy

Last revised by Domenico Nicoletti on 14 Feb 2023

A short humeral stem arthroplasty is less than 100 mm in length (standard-length > 100 mm) and comprises titanium with a proximal porous surface coating and metaphyseal press-fit fixation

Radiographic signs of stress shielding of the proximal humerus are associated with increasing relative stem diameter

The postoperative assessment is usually done using AP, Grashey and axillary views associated with careful comparison with serial x-rays

A short stem humeral shoulder prosthesis system was introduced in 2009 by the Mathys Company.

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