Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V03170196
Patients with glenohumeral arthrosis risk delay of treatment
Referral for shoulder joint replacement in patients with glenohumeral arthrosis may be delayed in the primary sector. When non-surgical first-line treatment has little effect on pain and quality of life, patients should be referred for orthopaedic specialist assessment. New trends regarding shoulder prosthesis are under way as indicated by data from the Danish Shoulder Alloplasty Registry from the latest decade with an increase in number and quality. Changed demographic composition in favour of the elderly makes focus on the importance of shoulder prosthesis regarding research and treatment algorithm.