Humeral head arthroplasty and its ability to restore original humeral head geometry.

@article{Harrold2013HumeralHA,
  title={Humeral head arthroplasty and its ability to restore original humeral head geometry.},
  author={Fraser R Harrold and Carlos A. Wigderowitz},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={115-21}
}
BACKGROUND Modern prosthetic components are designed to enable restoration of proximal humeral morphology, provided that a precise osteotomy of the humeral head at the level of the anatomic neck is performed. To determine whether a simulated osteotomy and replacement arthroplasty with an idealized implant were able to restore original head geometry. MATERIALS AND METHODS A handheld digitizer and surface laser scanner were used to digitize 24 humeri. Computer models were used to simulate an… CONTINUE READING
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