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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

Bone & Joint 360
Vol. 6, Issue 4 | Pages 2 - 7
1 Aug 2017
Titchener AG Tambe AA Clark DI

The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 96-B, Issue 3 | Pages 350 - 353
1 Mar 2014
White JJE Titchener AG Fakis A Tambe AA Hubbard RB Clark DI

Little is known about the incidence of rotator cuff pathology or its demographic associations in the general population. We undertook a large epidemiological study of rotator cuff pathology in the United Kingdom using The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database. The incidence of rotator cuff pathology was 87 per 100 000 person-years. It was more common in women than in men (90 cases per 100 000 person-years in women and 83 per 100 000 person-years in men; p < 0.001). The highest incidence of 198 per 100 000 person-years was found in those aged between 55 and 59 years. The regional distribution of incidence demonstrated an even spread across 13 UK health authorities except Wales, where the incidence was significantly higher (122 per 100 000 person-years; p < 0.001). The lowest socioeconomic group had the highest incidence (98 per 100 000 person-years). The incidence has risen fourfold since 1987 and as of 2006 shows no signs of plateauing.

This study represents the largest general population study of rotator cuff pathology reported to date. The results obtained provide an enhanced appreciation of the epidemiology of rotator cuff pathology and may help to direct future upper limb orthopaedic services.

Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2014;96-B:350–3.