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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2009 February;60(1):75-81

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Computer-aided shoulder arthroplasty

Stanley R. J. 1, Sarin V. K. 2, Edwards T. B. 3

1 Northshore Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, Mooresville, NC, USA 2 Kinamed, Inc., Camarillo, CA, USA 3 Fondren Orthopedic Group LLP, Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Houston, TX, USA


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While computer-aided surgical techniques are commonly used in other specialties, their use has only recently been developed for shoulder arthroplasty. Computer navigation is useful for correcting glenoid deformities, improving positioning of the glenoid baseplate in reverse shoulder arthroplasty, and reconstructing severe proximal humeral deficiencies or deformity. This technology can be used in nearly any situation where shoulder arthroplasty is performed. Initial clinical experience demonstrates that the procedure is safe and provides the surgeon with valuable intraoperative measurements. Long term results are needed to determine whether or not computer-aided techniques will improve patient outcomes.

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