Component positioning is a key factor for avoiding complications and improving functional outcomes in reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Preoperative planning can improve component positioning. However, translating the preoperative plan into the surgical procedure can be challenging. This is particularly the case for the glenoid component positioning in severe deformity or limited visualization of the scapula. Different computational-assisted techniques have been developed to aid implementation of the preoperative plan into the surgical procedure. Navigated augmented reality (AR) refers to the real world augmented with virtual real-time information about the position and orientation of instruments and components. This information can be presented through a head-mounted display (HMD), which enables the user to visualize the virtual information directly overlaid onto the real world. Navigated AR systems through HMD have been validated for shoulder arthroplasty using phantoms and cadavers. This article details a step-by-step guide use of a navigated AR system through HMD, in the placement of the glenoid bony-augmented component.

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