The objective of implanting a shoulder prosthesis is to relieve pain and restore mobility and the ability to lift loads. In most cases, it is necessitated by wear of the joint cartilage or a compound fracture (e.g. a fracture of the humerus head). Wear may be due to advanced age, a misalignment causing imbalanced load distribution in the long run, blood flow disorders or injuries.
Depending on the type of disorder, the activity level of the patient and the bone quality, the most suitable implant model is selected and fixated in the bone.
The menu on the left offers detailed information on the various prosthetic components and types of implant and anchorage.