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Shoulder Joint Replacement for Active People

Surgeon-scientists at the University of Washington have developed the ream and run procedure, a joint replacement for shoulder arthritis that avoids the risks and limitations of the plastic socket used in conventional total shoulder replacement. 

Here we  provide a summary of what we have learned from our 20-year experience with this novel procedure. 

To meet some of the patients who have elected the ream and run procedure, click on this link

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Finally, we would like to acknowledge the classic artwork by Steve Lippitt, M.D. that is used extensively through this presentation.