Search DePuy Synthes




About this procedure

Described by Charles Neer in 1983,1 the shoulder pathology known as Cuff Tear Arthropathy (CTA) has historically been seen as a significant surgical challenge. DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction has developed effective treatment options for many levels of rotator cuff deficiency with arthritis through final stage revision.

Designed from the principles established by Professor Paul Grammont in 1985, the DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction* reverse total shoulder portfolio offers optimal deltoid tensioning without over‐stretching the tissues2 while reducing the risk of scapular neck erosion and optimizing range of motion.3,4

1Neer, C.S. 2nd, et. al. “Cuff‐Tear Arthroplasty.” Journal of Bone Joint Surgery 1983.

2De Wilde, L.F., et. al. “Shoulder Prosthesis Treating Cuff Tear Arthropathy: A Comparative Biomechanical Study.” Journal of Orthopedic Research 2004.

3Nyfeller, R.W., et. al. “Biomechanical Relevance of Glenoid Component Positioning in the Reverse Delta III Prosthesis.” Journal Shoulder Elbow Surgery 2005.

4Middernacht, B., et. al., “Consequences of Scapular Anatomy for Reversed Total Shoulder Arthroplasty”, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2008

*DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction is a division of DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.

DELTA XTEND Reverse Shoulder System

Products for this Procedure

Products for this Procedure

Professional Education

At DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction, we are committed to helping healthcare professionals learn, connect and share knowledge with the common goal of improving patient care. DePuy Synthes is a proud partner with the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) in executing their mission of supporting research and education. Our suite of educational opportunities offers various types of programs to meet the individual needs of each healthcare professional.

View All Classes



Please refer to the package insert for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings.
For further information on DePuy Synthes products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes representative.
Back To Top