Complex Glenoids in My Practice

In his webinar, Prof. Ekholm discusses how he used a glenoid implant instead of a bone graft to treat challenging cases of glenoid bone defect reconstruction.

He starts by explaining why a glenoid can easily be consumed by forms of arthritis or reactions to previous implants. There are multiple defect classifications available to determine the damage of the glenoid bone and several treatment options to restore the joint. But some cases are beyond the limit of reaming or grafting.

During the webinar, three such cases are discussed, two from Prof. Ekholm, and one from Dr. Wolf. All cases included the use of patient-specific implants made with Medical 3D Printing.

What you will learn

  • A bit of theory: anatomical features of the glenoid, why the glenoid bone is such a precious commodity and the different classifications
  • The different methods you could use for correction (e.g. corrective reaming, structural grafting)
  • Why some cases are beyond the limit of standard implants with bone graft and why Prof. Ekholm opted for a different technique
  • The different steps of working with Materialise for a patient-specific implant illustrated by pre-operative plans, analysis and post-operative results of three patient caseshat anatomical geometry does an implant need to fit?


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