PD Dr. Kircher´s solution
with the LINK Embrace Shoulder System

Patient case from Hamburg, Germany

PD Dr. Jörn Kircher

Head of the Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Section
ATOS Klinik Fleetinsel
Hamburg, Germany


  • 67-year-old male patient

  • Cuff tear arthropathy

  • Good bone quality

  • High degree of activity

  • High demands on
    - Implant longevity
    - Biologic fixation
    - Reduction of scapular notching and wear
    - Revision options




Implantation of the LINK Embrace

  • StemlessRing Cage with the TrabecuLink structure  for bone integration,

  • Eccentric PE-Glenosphere with 39 mm diameter and CoCr Reverse Insert with a 10° inclination


  • Outstanding primary stability

  • Good ROM and function

  • No pain

  • Good internal/ external rotation


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.«


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.«

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.«