New reverse shoulder procedure at ETMC
The ETMC Orthopedic Institute in
According to Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Dennis DeVinney, the Reverse ® Shoulder Prosthesis, commonly called RSP, is designed for those who have had a severe rotator cuff injury; arthritis of the shoulder caused by an irreparable, massive rotator cuff tear; or a previous shoulder replacement that has failed. As the name implies, the implant reverses the arrangement of the shoulder’s ball and socket, creating smooth movement for the patient.
“Traditional therapy for rotator cuff injury in the past has been partial shoulder replacement. While this procedure relieves pain, it typically does not improve range of motion nearly as well as the new RSP,” DeVinney explained.
Dr. DeVinney is part of a small group of surgeons, approximately 150 physicians, in the