Southeastern Orthopedics- Lumberton NC

Orthopedic surgeon published in international journal

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Anastasios Papadonikolakis published a study in the December 18, 2013, issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Official Journal of the American Orthopedic Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. This study is an article entitled, “Failure of the Glenoid Component in Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.” The article featured a review of English-Language literature on the topic of anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty from 2006 to 2012. The study is a report on 3,853 shoulder replacements performed between 1976 and 2007. The risk factors for failure of a shoulder replacement were analyzed systematically for the first time and the rates of failure were calculated. It is proven that despite the advances in technology the rates of failure have stayed the same. Today, about 53,000 shoulder replacements are performed each year in the United States for shoulder arthritis. This number is expected to increase due to the aging population.


Dr. Papadonikolakis practices at Southeastern Health’s Southeastern Orthopedic clinic. He completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem in 2010; he also completed a research fellowship in upper extremity trauma there in 2005. In 2011, he completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Washington University in Seattle. Dr. Papadonikolakis specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery and is board certified for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 738-1065.


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