SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

March 04, 2008 07:15 ET

REMINDER: ORLive Presents: Reverse Shoulder Replacement Restores Shoulder Function and Provides Arthritis Relief to Elderly Patients

Webcast: From University Hospitals Case Medical Center: March 4, 2008 6:00 PM EST (23:00 UTC)

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - On Tuesday, March 4 at 6:00pm EST, University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland will host a webcast on featuring a live Reverse Shoulder Replacement. This procedure helps restores shoulder function and provides arthritis relief to elderly patients. Reuben Gobezie, MD, will perform this unique surgical technique.

In a reverse shoulder replacement, the upper arm bone is replaced with a cup-like socket, while a ball-like part is inserted into the glenoid cavity. Results can be life-changing for patients.

Dr. Gobezie relates, "The reverse allows them to raise their arm in a situation where they otherwise could not, because they have no rotator cuff. The reverse uses a deltoid to do that, basically by the change in the geometry of the shoulder placement, the change of biomechanics of the shoulder placement, so that the deltoid now acts as a rotator cuff, if you will."

Visit: to learn more about this arthritis treatment and view a program preview. VNR:

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Alex Fraser
    Director of Marketing
    OR-Live, Inc.
    860-953-2900 x 214