Dr. Ruiz Ibán´s solution
with the LINK Embrace Shoulder System

Patient case from Madrid, Spain

Dr. Miguel A. Ruiz Ibán

Chairman of the Shoulder and Elbow Unit at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University Hospital Ramón y Cajal,
Madrid, Spain


  • 81-year-old female patient

  • Multiple medical issues

  • Fracture of proximal humerus

  • 2 years ago > ORIF with plate in Honduras

Poor outcome:

  • Very limited function

  • Severe pain (8/10)

  • Clear non-union

  • Suspected infection


Implantation of the LINK Embrace with hybrid fixation

  • Modular Stem, L 165 mm, uncemented, combined with

  • Proximal Body for maximum intra-op adaptability and stable proximal humerus, with allograft, cemented

  • Eccentric PE-Gleno-sphere with 39 mm diameter and CoCr Reverse Insert with a 20° inclination


  • Second cultures (-)

  • Good postoperative evolution

  • No wound problems

6 months follow-up:

  • No pain

  • Active flexion: 70º

  • Limited IR-ER


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.«


Dr. Enrico Guerra

Patient Case from
Bologna, Italy

»We chose the new LINK Embrace Shoulder System because it offers options in terms of fixation and biomechanics with extensive component modularity. There have been no complications in our patients so far and the functional outcome is good.«

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.«