An innovative treatment option designed for patients with severe shoulder arthritis and damaged rotator cuffs. Currently, Dr. Longobardi is the only orthopaedic surgeon in New Jersey trained to perform this procedure.
- were recently diagnosed with articular cartilage lesions
- have had a poor response to prior arthroscopic procedures
Reverse® Shoulder Prosthesis might be the right procedure for you!
What is the Reverse® Shoulder Prosthesis?
The Reverse® Shoulder Prosthesis manufactured by Encore Medical is a metallic titanium alloy and polyethylene prosthesis for the shoulder. It is specifically designed for patients with a damaged rotator cuff (tendons that attach the shoulder muscles to the arm) and severe shoulder arthritis.
Why is this product important news?
The Reverse® Shoulder Prosthesis provides an innovative surgical alternative to conventional surgical methods. The Reverse® Shoulder addresses both severe shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff deficiency.
What makes it unique?
The Reverse® Shoulder Prosthesis addresses both severe shoulder arthritis and irreparable rotator cuff damage. The Reverse® Shoulder Prosthesis is an exclusive design that reverses the shoulder anatomy in order to effectively resist the pull of the shoulder deltoid muscle. For patients, this could result in greater range of motion and relief from pain.
What are the benefits to the patient?
With the Reverse® Shoulder Prosthesis, the patient could have greater range of motion compared to conventional shoulder implants.
What is involved in the surgical procedure?
The surgical procedure is conducted under general or local anesthesia; and generally takes about 1 to 1 ½ hours to complete.
What is involved in the recovery process?
Patients will work with a physical therapist to resume daily activities and strengthen shoulder muscles.
How long before the patient can resume activities?
Most patients are able to return to activities within a few months.