A 60y old lady visited dr. Van den Bogaert, suffering from shoulder pain and limited range of motion. Analysis of the medical images indicated a devastating shoulder arthrosis with severe medialization and erosion of the glenoid. Due to a complete loss of the glenoid vault, implantation of a classic pegged baseplate for reverse total shoulder was not an option. In addition, because of the huge loss of bone stock and the sclerotic remaining cavity, the surgeon judged in this case that interposition of a massive bone graft would have little chance for ingrowth and survival, hence little chance to offer sufficient stability.
The value of 3D Planning and a 3D-Printed Shoulder implant
Enhance Patient Care with a patient-specific shoulder model
Materialise offers software and services to 3D print patient-specific Glenius shoulder implants. When it comes to shoulder joint replacements, a patient-specific approach can often be more suitable than standard solutions - particularly in cases that involve severe bone defects.
Materialise Glenius offers surgeons patient-specific implants for cases of reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Our service brings predictability to your work. Being able to see the anatomy in 3D beforehand enables you to run through a more complete planning exercise. This reduces the elements of surprise you might otherwise meet in the operating room.
Next to the patient-specific implant, custom instruments and bone models are provided to support you in surgery. The patient-specific instruments greatly facilitate the intervention by allowing you to accurately transfer the pre-operatively planned component placement and screw positioning to the surgery