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Using Virtual Planning in Shoulder Replacement Surgery for Glenoid Socket Deformity

In This Video

  • Jon J.P. Warner, MD, chief of the Shoulder Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, describes how he used virtual planning to perform shoulder replacement surgery in a patient with a severe glenoid socket deformity
  • Dr. Warner predicts that virtual planning and augmented reality during surgery will reduce errors and improve outcomes for patients with complex shoulder problems

At the 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, Jon J.P. Warner, MD, chief of the Shoulder Service at Mass General, discussed virtual planning in shoulder replacement surgery with Healio.

In this video Dr. Warner describes the case of a patient with a severe glenoid socket deformity. The 48-year-old patient's condition was not amenable to a routine shoulder replacement and required a bone graft to reconstruct the deficient socket. With a virtual planning tool, Dr. Warner was able to order a 3D-printed model of the patient's shoulder that facilitated surgical planning.

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