The ambition of this book is to present the current state of knowledge and the latest concepts and approaches in both arthroscopic and arthroplastic shoulder surgery, as well as in fractures of the proximal humerus. This book, “Shoulder Concepts 2012”, is based on the talks presented by a group of shoulder experts and friends in Nice, on June 7, 8, 9, during the Nice Shoulder Course 2012.
These world leaders in shoulder surgery have accepted to share their knowledge with you. Let me thank them for the efforts they have made and the time they took from their practices, and more importantly from their families. The quality of instruction given at the Nice Shoulder Course is clearly determined by their enthusiasm and experience.
We have tried to present the latest and more relevant information in anterior instability, posterior instability, acromio-clavicular joint separation, rotator cuff tears, muscle-tendons transfer, proximal humerus fractures, reverse prosthesis.
It is our hope that this book will help you to give the best care to your patients. We hope to convince all the participants of the course and all the readers of this book that shoulder surgery is really a “nice surgery”!
Pascal Boileau, MD
Nice, May 20, 2012