Southeastern Orthopedics- Lumberton NC

Orthopedic Surgeon published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Anastasios Papadonikolakis published an article in the June 18, 2014, issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Official Journal of the American Orthopedic Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. The article, co-written with Dr. Frederick A. Matsen III, is entitled Metal-Backed Glenoid Components Have a Higher Rate of Failure and Fail by Different Modes in Comparison with All-Polyethylene Component.

The article concluded that, “At average of 7 years after surgery 1 in 25 all polyethylene components required revision. At an average of 6 years after surgery 1 in 7 metal backed glenoids required revision. While the rates of radiolucent lines and radiographic loosening with metal backed polyethylene components are lower than those of all polyethylene glenoid components, the rate of revision for metal backed glenoids is >300% greater. Component fracture, screw breakage, component dissociation, polyethylene wear, metal wear, and rotator cuff tear led to significantly higher rates of revision for metal backed glenoids. The current published evidence does not encourage the use of metal backed glenoids for anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty.”

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 (910) 738-1065.


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