INTRODUCTION:
Three-dimensional surgical planning software provides virtual reconstructions of the shoulder with automated joint indices for a preoperative case assessment. The aim of this single center study was to evaluate the concordance between the preoperatively selected humeral components and the final implants used in shoulder arthroplasty.

METHODS:
129 cases who had undergone anatomic (nā€‰=ā€‰16) or reverse shoulder arthroplasty (nā€‰=ā€‰117) using the same type of uncemented short stem implant and were included for review in this study. The type of arthroplasty, stem size, stem inclination, tray-offset and liner-thickness were noted preoperatively and compared to the final implant specifications used in surgery.

RESULTS:
The type of arthroplasty matched the surgical plan in 99.2% of cases, as one case was converted from RSA to TSA. The concordance of planned to implanted stem size was 44.2% and the planned size was in range of one adjacent size in 87.6% of cases. Stem inclination in TSA matched the surgical plan in 50% of cases. Tray offset in RSA was predicted correctly in 65% and liner-thickness matched the surgical plan in 98.3% of cases.

CONCLUSION:
Despite a low degree of concordance of planned to implanted stem sizes of 44.2%, the choice of stem size was found to be in range of one adjacent size in 87.6% of cases. Further investigations of other contributing factors are necessary to increase the accuracy of the preoperative selection of humeral implants.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:
level IV, retrospective case study.





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