Dr. Guerra´s solution
with the LINK Embrace Shoulder System

Patient case from Bologna, Italy

Dr. Enrico Guerra

Head of the Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Unit
Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute
Bologna, Italy


  • Sequelae of proximal humerus fracture, treated with plate and screws in 2001

  • New right shoulder fracture, treated conservatively
    in 2008

  • Now in severe pain

  • Elevation 40°, abduction 30°, very low rotation

  • Deltoid muscle can be activated



Implantation of the LINK Embrace

  • Short stem, uncemented

  • Reverse Offset Tray for humerus lateralization

  • Reverse Glenoid Baseplate with the TrabecuLink structure for bone integration with central and peripheral screws

  • Neutral glenosphere 39 mm diameter



  • Slight stem subsidence in first-follow-up

  • Stabilized stem position in second follow-up

  • Fracture consolidation



  • Shoulder actively mobile

  • 70° in elevation and abduction

  • No pain


Dr. Miguel A. Ruiz Ibán

Patient Case from
Madrid, Spain

»My first impression of Embrace was that although it looks new, it feels like it is mature and complete. The design and the instruments are just great. Embrace will definitely help my patients.«


Dr. Pablo Cañete

Patient Case from
Valencia, Spain

»Being part of the development group was a fascinating opportunity for me to be involved in developing a new shoulder system from the very beginning and working together with the engineers.«


PD Dr. Jörn Kircher

Patient Case from
Hamburg, Germany

»The new LINK Embrace shoulder system is easy to use and covers very many requirements in everyday life. In particular, components with TrabecuLink structure are excellent.«


Dr. Jörg Löwe

Patient Case from
Kiel, Germany

»One of the great strengths of Embrace are the components provided with TrabecuLink surface structure, which thus achieve very good primary and secondary stability. This is a great advantage, especially in shoulder arthroplasty, where the bony situation is often precarious.«