Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

What is a Reverse Total shoulder Replacement (arthroplasty) (rTSA)? If you need to have a shoulder replacement, it is important to know the difference between a traditional shoulder replacement and a Reverse total shoulder replacement.  In a traditional approach, a plastic socket is inserted into the glenoid, and a metal “ball” is inserted into the top of the humerus or upper arm bone.  With the reverse method the ball and socket are switched, the plastic socket is inserted into the