Pre-operative Planning and Intra-operative Guidance for Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Charl P. Botha, Peter R. Krekel, Edward R. Valstar, Paul W. De Bruin & P.M. Rozing
Shoulder joint replacement, or arthroplasty, is indicated in cases where arthritis or trauma has resulted in severe joint damage that in turn causes increased pain and decreased function. However, shoulder arthroplasty is less successful than hip and knee replacement, mostly due to the complexity of the shoulder joint and the resultant complexity of the replacement operation. In this paper we present a complete visualization-oriented pre-operative planning and intra-operative guidance approach for shoulder joint replacement. Our...