Dr. Formaini has been active in orthopedic research and published literature on various topics in orthopedics surgery, with many focused on shoulder replacement surgery. Below, you can find a sampling of some recent journal publications.

 

REVERSE SHOULDER ARTHROPLASTY FOR FRACTURES

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty has seen increased use for management of complex proximal humeral fractures in the elderly. Recent evidence has shown that tuberosity healing leads to improved active range of motion and functional outcomes. The purpose of this study was to report on the radiographic and clinical outcomes of a consecutive series of patients having undergone reverse shoulder arthroplasty for fracture utilizing the "black and tan" method-a hybrid cementation-impaction grafting technique that uses autogenous cancellous bone graft to create an interface between the proximal cement mantle and the area of tuberosity repair.

 

 

factors affecting range of motion after total shoulder arthroplasty

Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) has repeatedly been shown to be an effective and durable treatment option for end-stage arthritis with good long-term survivorship. Whereas pain relief is typically the primary goal, improvements in range of motion are typically expected as well. The factors that influence postoperative motion have not been well characterized. The purpose of the study was to examine the factors that influence ultimate postoperative motion after TSA.

 

 

bone loss in reverse shoulder arthroplasty

Glenoid bone loss is commonly observed during primary and revision reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Glenoid baseplates are often implanted with incomplete glenoid bone support. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the glenoid component fixation of the glenoid baseplate with variable amounts of incomplete coverage.

 

 

plating of midshaft clavicle fractures

Plate fixation of displaced clavicle fractures has proven to be reliable and reproducible, leading to high union rates and a low rate of associated complications. However, the decision of whether to place the plate superiorly or anteroinferiorly on the clavicle has remained controversial. The authors performed a retrospective review on a consecutive series of patients who underwent plate fixation for a displaced midshaft clavicle fracture at a Level I urban trauma center.