Dr. Stefan Pietsch´s solution
with the LINK Embrace Shoulder System

Patient case from Eisenberg, Germany

Dr. Stefan Pietsch

Head of Department Sport/Shoulder

Waldkliniken Eisenberg, Germany


  • 67-year-old female
  • Severe pain
  • Cuff tear athropathy
  • Severe glenoid destruction
  • Planned for bone allograft using mediCAD planning tool


Surgical Plan

  • Glenoid restoration with Bio RSA
  • with appr. 10 mm thickness (allograft)
  • Implantation of a cementless Embrace RSA
  • with Humeral Short Stem
  • Pre-op planning using the mediCAD 3D Shoulder Module



  • Cementless RSA with Humeral Short Stem,
  • Humeral Reverse Tray neutral
  • Glenosphere ø 36 mm and PE Insert height 0
  • Bio RSA carried out with 10 mm bone allograft
  • Good stability and ROM
  • Good inferior glenoid overhang
  • and lateralization
  • Good function and pain relieve




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