Short-Term Projected Use of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Proximal Humerus Fracture Cases Recorded in Humana's National Private-Payer Database Article

cited authors

  • Law, TY; Rosas, S; George, F; Kurowicki, J; Formaini, N; Levy, J

fiu authors


  • Indications for reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) have been expanding, and there has been a recent trend in using RTSA to manage proximal humerus fractures. In this study, we used a large private-payer database to analyze this trend over the period 2010 to 2014 and project RTSA use through 2020. Results showed modest quarterly growth in use of RTSA (4.9% compound quarterly growth rate). The number of RTSAs was projected to more than triple by 2020. RTSA is becoming an increasingly popular treatment option for proximal humerus fractures.

publication date

  • January 1, 2017

start page

  • E28

end page

  • E31


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