Surgery for shoulder osteoarthritis: A Cochrane systematic review

Jasvinder Singh, John Sperling, Rachelle Buchbinder, Kelly McMaken

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Objective. To determine the benefits and harm of surgery for shoulder osteoarthritis (OA). Methods. We performed a Cochrane Systematic Review of clinical trials of adults with shoulder OA, comparing surgical techniques [total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), hemiarthroplasty, implant types, and fixation] to placebo, sham surgery, nonsurgical modalities, and no treatment. We also reviewed trials that compared various surgical techniques, reporting patient-reported outcomes (pain, function, quality of life, etc.) or revision rates. We calculated the risk ratio for categorical outcomes and mean differences for continuous outcomes with 95 CI.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598 - 605
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journal of Rheumatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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