Denver Shoulder - Total Shoulder Replacement Outcomes

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Total Shoulder Replacement Outcomes

The following graph shows functional outcomes in 458 patients who had a “standard” shoulder replacement performed between June 2003 and June 2013. The average age for individuals receiving a standard shoulder replacement is 68 years old with 60% of the population females and 40% of the population males.

Patients assessed their shoulders as being between 20% - 30% of normal (SANE) prior to being replaced (baseline score). At one year following the replacement, the shoulder improved to 70% - 80% of normal. This score is maintained over the next six years. Furthermore, the Constant and ASES scores shows there is significant improvement in shoulder comfort and functionality, from a baseline range of 20 - 50 to a post-operative range of 70 - 100.

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