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An Overview of Advances in Shoulder Arthroplasty

Emilio Dayani Williams*

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

*Corresponding Author:
Emilio Dayani Williams
Department of Orthopaedics,
University of Turku,

Received:  10-Jan-2022, Manuscript No. Orthopedics-22-52072; Editor assigned: 13-Jan-2022, PreQC No. Orthopedics-22-52072 (PQ); Reviewed: 24-Jan-2022, QC No. Orthopedics-22-52072; Accepted: 27-Jan-2022, Manuscript No. Orthopedics-22-52072 (R); Published: 4-Feb-2022, DOI: 10.4172/Orthopedics.6.1.003.

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