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Taper junction fretting and corrosion (F&C) has been identified in total hip arthroplasty (THA) as an implant failure mode. Studies have reported taper F&C in in anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (ATSA) implants, but limited literature has described comparable analyses in reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) implants. In this study, taper junction F&C in retrieved RTSA implants was assessed and analyzed.
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Penvose IR, Baker EA, Wiater JM, Gehrke CK, Wright JO, Khatib ON, Wiater BP. Evaluating taper junction fretting and corrosion in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. Poster presented at: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Embark Capstone Colloquium; 2022 May 2; Rochester Hills, MI.