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Orthopaedic Specialist Forum
Dear Louis, if your rotator cuff has come off the tuberosity the muscles/tendons will not re-attach to the tuberosity. We usually do a "reverse prosthesis" for a shoulder where there is arhritis and an absent rotator cuff- the reverse prosthisis is is specifically designed for such problems ( sounds that it is the situation in your case). It may well be that the surgeon thought that there was a contraindication to implant such a prosthesis in your shoulder, I will not know
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