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Patient Positioning And Preparation

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 4:21am

Anthony A Romeo, M.D. shows proper patient positioning and preparation before implanting the Univers II into the patient.

The Univers II Total Shoulder represents the definitive anatomic solution for total shoulder arthroplasty. The Univers II humeral component design accounts for anatomical variations of the proximal humerus commonly encountered by the surgeon. Variable adjustment with respect to the inclination angle, version, and head offset are features critical to reconstruction of the proximal humerus. The simplified design of the Univers II humeral component allows the surgeon to adapt the humeral stem and articular surface to the position that best represents the patient's normal anatomy. All of the adjustments can be made intraoperatively with the implant in the humeral canal. This unique feature allows the surgeon to more accurately recreate the normal anatomical relationships of the shoulder joint. With anatomic restoration of the humerus and glenoid, soft tissue balancing of the rotator cuff is more accurate allowing for improved functional outcome.

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