Verso® Shoulder Surgical Technique

In recent years, there is a trend, when using anatomical prosthesis, towards resurfacing and stemless prostheses. The results with the anatomical stemless implants seem to ompare favorably with the results with the stemmed anatomical prosthesis, while avoiding intraoperative and post operative complications related to the stem. Revision surgery pose a potential serious problem in stem removal. A vertical osteotomy is frequently necessary, which has considerable morbidity and may present with severe bone loss.

Reverse shoulder replacements are gaining popularity in recent years with good results. However, high complication rate, high incidence of glenoid notching and significant reoperation rate with stemmed prostheses are of concern. We have been using a novel design of stemless reversed prosthesis that differs from all other known implants. We report the two to seven years results with the Verso® a different novel design of reversed prosthesis: stemless prosthesis, bone preserving, with metaphyseal fixation.