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Table 3 Reasons for the first re-intervention after RTSA

From: Revision of reversed total shoulder arthroplasty. Indications and outcome

  Total Delta III Anatomical Reverse
  (n = 67) % (n = 44) % (n = 23) %
Instability* 12 17.9 11 25.0 1 4.3
Wound dehiscence/ hematoma 10 14.9 8 18.2 2 8.7
Complications of the glenoid component 8 11.9 3 6.8 5 21.7
Acromial or coracoid fracture 7 10.4 5 11.4 2 8.7
Pain* 6 8.9 1 2.3 5 21.7
Deficient external rotation 5 7.5 2 4.5 3 13.0
Infection 3 4.5 3 6.8 0 0.0
Humeral component loosening 3 4.5 3 6.8 0 0.0
Disturbing ORIF material 2 3.0 2 4.5 0 0.0
Periprosthetic fracture 2 3.0 2 4.5 0 0.0
Dislocation of greater tuberosity 2 3.0 1 2.3 1 4.3
Component wear 2 3.0 2 4.5 0 0.0
Deficient internal rotation 1 1.5 0 0.0 1 4.3
Subacromial impingement 1 1.5 0 0.0 1 4.3
Heterotopic ossification 1 1.5 1 2.3 0 0.0
Metallosis (inferior screw notching) 1 1.5 0 0.0 1 4.3
Humeral component subsidence 1 1.5 0 0.0 1 4.3
  1. *Significantly different (Delta-III vs. Anatomical Reverse).