CASE: We describe a 22-year-old woman who underwent total scapulectomy and shoulder joint reconstruction with use of a custom-made ceramic implant composed of hydroxyapatite and beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) for a recurrent atypical perineurioma that had arisen from the scapula. CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, there have been no previous reports of shoulder joint reconstruction with use of a custom-made ceramic implant after a total scapulectomy. The patient showed excellent function of the new shoulder joint and good range of motion without pain or dislocation at 18 months postsurgery. This new method of reconstructing the shoulder joint after a total scapulectomy appears useful and promising.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine