Dr. Nicola Ivaldo´s solution
with the LINK Embrace Shoulder System

Patient case from Acqui Terme, Italy

Dr. Nicola Ivaldo

Head of Shoulder Unit

Casa di Cura Habilita Villa Igea – Acqui Terme (AL)


  • 48-year-old male, active, physically demanding job
  • Primary osteoarthritis
  • Intact rotator cuff
  • No glenoid dismorphism
  • Almost conserved function, but severe pain unresponsive to physiotherapy and steroid/hyaluronic acid injection



  • TSA (anatomic) with short stem, uncemented
  • Humeral Head ø 50 mm (16 mm height)
  • with Head Adapter 2 mm offset
  • Convertible Glenoid size M
  • Subscapularis reinforcement with
  • multiple non absorbable sutures


6-month follow-up

  • No major/minor complications
  • Very good clinical evolution in
  • regard to the ROM
  • No pain
  • Return to work 4 months after surgery




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