ASEAN Orthopaedic Association (AOA), Dr Desmond Ong, Latissimus Dorsi Transfer

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Elbow Orthopaedic Group, Orthopaedic Specialist, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Singapore, Dr Ruben Manohara

Date: 21 May 2022

The reverse total shoulder arthroplasty is considered to be one of the most significant technological advancements in shoulder reconstructive surgery over the last 30 years. It can reliably decrease pain and improve function for patients with shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff injuries.

Such has been the success of this procedure, that it has led to a rapid expansion of the indications to include more complex electives, trauma and tumour scenarios. Advances in surgical techniques and implant design allow for faster recovery and, overall, better functional outcomes.

Originally used in the more elderly patients, there is increasingly higher demand among active ‘young seniors’ as well. Learn more about this procedure and how it can potentially help you or your family members with their shoulder conditions.