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Pain After Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Versus Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Abstract As anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (aTSA) and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA) become increasingly common, differences between the 2 procedures are of importance. The purpose of this study was to determine differences in acute pain levels between patients undergoing aTSA and rTSA. Sixty patients undergoing aTSA or rTSA were assessed for participation. The primary outcome was postoperative daily visual analog scale scores, which were initially collected for 4 days postoperatively. Secondary outcomes included opioid consumption, length of stay, and complications. Comparisons between the 2 groups were assessed using a multivariable analysis, which controlled for sex, age, body mass index, and type of anesthetic

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