Know what to expect for your shoulder arthroplasty upfront.

Surgeons using 2D images to diagnose and perform a shoulder arthroplasty know the challenge of finding the optimal location and orientation for the pilot hole in the glenoid, especially given the small surgical window and the unknown anatomy behind. Now, there is another way. Know what to expect for your shoulder arthroplasty upfront by working in three dimensions with Materialise.

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The entire solution is segmented into four steps:


Scan the patient and send the CT images to Materialise.

Pre-Surgical Planning

Our clinical engineer sends you the virtual 3D anatomical model. Inspect the 3D model and plan your surgery virtually.

Guide Design

We create patient-specific guides with a single and unique fit on the patient’s glenoid, which accurately transfers the planned location and orientation of the pilot hole.

Shipment and Surgery


After a quality check, the guide is shipped to your hospital.

The Materialise shoulder guides are supported in collaboration with DJO, DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Lima and Mathys' implant systems.

Prepare, plan, design and order online

Turn your pre-operative plans into reality quickly and easily with SurgiCase. SurgiCase is a case management system that enables clinicians to totally streamline and simplify the planning and ordering of patient-specific shoulder guides. The goal is to let you give your full attention to clinical treatment, and safely outsource all the technical aspects to experienced specialists at Materialise.

Watch this video by Dr. Jonathan Levy from Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, US, talking about his experience with the Match Point system

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How to Start Implementing 3D Printing in Your Hospital

Physicians around the globe share the same goal: providing the best care to their patients. In recent years, the complexity of procedures has increased, so has the need for enhanced planning, training and education. A growing number of interventionists and surgeons are using 3D-printed, patient-specific models in their practice to prepare for procedures with more confidence.

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Join the Materialise experts for this educational webinar and learn: 

  • how 3D Printing can improve surgical planning, training and patient communication 
  • how to create your own 3D model for printing 
  • how you can get started

For more information about how our guides can help in your case – or to request a quote – contact us.

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