Current Trends in Shoulder Replacement: The Rational for a short stemmed humeral head replacement

Acta of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery | Volume 2 | Issue 2 | July-Dec 2017 | Page 2-4 | Christoph U. Schulz

Authors: Christoph U. Schulz [1]

[1] Praxis für Spezielle Orthopädie München, Germany

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Christoph U. Schulz,
Praxis für Spezielle Orthopädie München
associate Professor at Ludwig Maximilinas University Munich, Germany


This review covers the variable aspects of humeral head replacements with special focus on short stem prosthesis
Keywords: Shoulder replacement, Humeral head, short stem


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How to Cite this article: Schulz CU. Current Trends in Shoulder Replacement: The Rational for a short stemed humeral head replacement. Acta of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery July – Dec 2017;2(2):2-4.

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