Shoulder Pathologies

Shoulder Arthritis

Cartilage wear of the humeral head and the glenoid fossa


Cartilage wear of the humeral head and the glenoid fossa, primary or secondary to an isolated trauma, or associated to tendon lesions.
Clinical signs : pain, stiffness and loss of mobility


  • Standard X-Rays
  • Joint narrowing
  • Bony formation



  • 3D PET Scan : Allows to detect bone deformity, and muscle trophicity. Also used for pre-op evaluation.
  • MRI : For tendon and muscle evaluation.



Palliative care :

  • Analgesic medications
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Injections
  • Physiotherapy

Surgical care :

  • Shoulder replacement


Which Implant ?

  • If the rotator cuff is functional: anatomic prosthesis
  • If the rotator cuff is in bad shape: reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • If the glenoid fossa is intact: humeral implant

Implant Longevity

  • 10 to 15 or 20 years
  • It is possible to perform redo surgery in case of loosening of the glenoid implant
  • Benefit of a universal implant


Pain free
Improved mobility


Institut de la main

In 20 years of existence, the INSTITUT DE LA MAIN has become one of the main hand and upper limb surgery centers in Europe. Its nine surgeons on staff can treat all hand and upper limb problems. 


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Institut de la Main
Clinique Bizet
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75016 PARIS

Front Desk : +331 84 13 04 56

Hand Emergencies : +331 84 131 131