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Bone & Joint 360
Vol. 10, Issue 5 | Pages 7 - 10
1 Oct 2021
Morris DLJ Cresswell T Espag M Tambe AA Clark DI Ollivere BJ

The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 103-B, Issue 8 | Pages 1333 - 1338
2 Aug 2021
Kankanalu P Borton ZM Morgan ML Cresswell T Espag MP Tambe AA Clark DI


Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) using trabecular metal (TM)-backed glenoid implants has been introduced with the aim to increase implant survival. Only short-term reports on the outcomes of TM-RTSA have been published to date. We aim to present the seven-year survival of TM-backed glenoid implants along with minimum five-year clinical and radiological outcomes.


All consecutive elective RTSAs performed at a single centre between November 2008 and October 2014 were reviewed. Patients who had primary TM-RTSA for rotator cuff arthropathy and osteoarthritis with deficient cuff were included. A total of 190 shoulders in 168 patients (41 male, 127 female) were identified for inclusion at a mean of 7.27 years (SD 1.4) from surgery. The primary outcome was survival of the implant with all-cause revision and aseptic glenoid loosening as endpoints. Secondary outcomes were clinical, radiological, and patient-related outcomes with a five-year minimum follow-up.

The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 103-B, Issue 8 | Pages 1331 - 1332
1 Aug 2021
Kankanalu P Borton ZM Morgan ML Cresswell T Espag MP Tambe AA Clark DI

The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 98-B, Issue 7 | Pages 969 - 975
1 Jul 2016
Theivendran K Varghese M Large R Bateman M Morgan M Tambe A Espag M Cresswell T Clark DI


We present the medium-term clinical results of a reverse total shoulder arthroplasty with a trabecular metal glenoid base plate.

Patients and Methods

We reviewed 125 consecutive primary reverse total shoulder arthroplasties (RTSA) implanted in 124 patients for rotator cuff arthropathy. There were 100 women and 24 men in the study group with a mean age of 76 years (58 to 89). The mean follow-up was 32 months (24 to 60). No patient was lost to follow-up.

The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 96-B, Issue 10 | Pages 1359 - 1365
1 Oct 2014
Large R Tambe A Cresswell T Espag M Clark DI

Medium-term results of the Discovery elbow replacement are presented. We reviewed 51 consecutive primary Discovery total elbow replacements (TERs) implanted in 48 patients. The mean age of the patients was 69.2 years (49 to 92), there were 19 males and 32 females (37%:63%) The mean follow-up was 40.6 months (24 to 69). A total of six patients were lost to follow-up. Statistically significant improvements in range movement and Oxford Elbow Score were found (p < 0.001). Radiolucent lines were much more common in, and aseptic loosening was exclusive to, the humeral component. Kaplan–Meier survivorship at five years was 92.2% (95% CI 74.5% to 96.4%) for aseptic loosening. In four TERs, periprosthetic infection occurred resulting in failure. A statistically significant association between infection and increased BMI was found (p = 0.0268). Triceps failure was more frequent after the Mayo surgical approach and TER performed after previous trauma surgery. No failures of the implant were noted.

Our comparison shows that the Discovery has early clinical results that are similar to other semi-constrained TERs. We found continued radiological surveillance with particular focus on humeral lucency is warranted and has not previously been reported. Despite advances in the design of total elbow replacement prostheses, rates of complication remain high.

Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2014;96-B:1359–65

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 86-B, Issue 1 | Pages 31 - 33
1 Jan 2004
Sutton PM Cresswell T Livesey JP Speed K Bagga T

After total hip and knee replacement arthoplasty, patients may become anaemic and may be prescribed oral iron. There is, however, no published evidence that this is of benefit when used postoperatively. We treated 72 patients who were anaemic after primary total hip and knee arthroplasty by randomly allocating them to receive six weeks of either oral ferrous sulphate (35 patients) or a placebo (37 patients). Both groups of patients were similar in all aspects except for the treatment given. There was no statistically significant difference in the change of haemoglobin levels between the two groups. We therefore believe that the prescription of iron to all anaemic patients postoperatively should be avoided. The level of serum ferritin should be monitored at preoperative assessment.