What are the Pros and Cons of 3D Templating Prior to Shoulder Arthroplasty Surgery?

Shoulder arthroplasty surgeries can be complex due to large bone spurs (also known as osteophytes), bone loss, severe stiffness, and soft tissue problems. Many patients have also had surgeries in the past that can also make the procedure more challenging and higher risk for complications. On the other hand, in certain cases painful shoulder arthritis can be straightforward for an experienced surgeon to reconstruct in the operating room. Regardless of the situation, whether straightforward or complex, shoulder surgeons want to be as accurate, consistent, and cost-conscious as possible while focusing on the most important thing: helping our patients achieve their best.

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