Duke Shoulder Section Investigating Novel Surgical Therapies

By Tim Pittman

Duke Health orthopaedic surgeons play a significant role in a national clinical investigation of a stemless reverse shoulder replacement technique requiring significantly less bone resection than traditional shoulder procedures. 

The trial is one of several clinical trials involving the shoulder section surgical team. A study of rotator cuff deterioration is another focus point, and a related investigation explored mental health conditions and outcomes associated with rotator cuff surgery. In addition, other surgeons are participating in a multicenter trial investigating the most effective therapies for shoulder instability.

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