This study states that Restoration of native glenohumeral joint line is important for a successful outcome after reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA). The aims of this study were to quantify the restoration of glenoid joint line after structural bone grafting and RSA, and to evaluate graft incorporation, correction of glenoid version, and rate of notching.This is a retrospective review of 21 patients who underwent RSA (20 primary, 1 revision) with glenoid bone grafting (15 autografts, 6 allografts). Grammont design implants and baseplate with long peg were used in all patients. Preoperative and postoperative 3D models were created using MIMICS 21.0. Preoperative defects were classified, and postoperative joint line restoration was assessed based on the lateral aspect of the base of the coracoid. Postoperative computed tomographic (CT) scans were evaluated for graft incorporation, version correction, and presence of notching. Preoperative glenoid defects were classified as massive (5%), large (29%), moderate (52%), and small (14%). The average preoperative version was 8° of retroversion.

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