Reconstruction of the Shoulder Joint with a Custom-Made Ceramic Implant After a Total Scapulectomy: A Case Report

Yoshihiro Araki, Akihiko Yoshida, Yoshikazu Tanzawa, Makoto Endo, Eisuke Kobayashi, Akira Kawai

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e12
JournalJBJS case connector
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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