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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2022, vol. 28, issue4
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022284.4683
Published online: 15 November 2022

Original article
J of IMAB. 2022 Oct-Dec;28(4):4683-4687
Svetoslav DobrilovORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail,
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University Hospital "St. Marina", Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.

The positioning of the glTenoid component in RSA ( Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty) is one of the factors determining implant survival and postoperative outcomes. Therefore, accurate determination of the glenoid version and inclination in RSA is essential for the surgeon - preoperatively to plan his work and postoperatively - to assess the outcome. Excessive retroversion and superior inclination are prerequisites for unsatisfactory results and are associated with a high frequency of revisions.
The glenoid inclination is often described as the angle between the glenoid fossa line and the suprascapular reference line. The study included a 2-year follow-up of patients with reverse shoulder arthroplasty in the Department of Orthopedics. The analysis is based on pre / postoperative CT and three-dimensional reconstruction using Medi Cad software. A comparative analysis was made with the results obtained by X-ray examination.
The results showed a high incidence of superior inclination of native glenoid fossae. The obtained ß-inclination angle averaged 13.8 °, and the difference in this radiographically measured parameter was 7.3 °. CT analysis preoperatively significantly improves the position of the glenoid component and avoids the superior inclination of the baseplate of the prosthesis.

Keywords: RSA, ß-angle, CT, glenoid inclination,

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Please cite this article as: Dobrilov S. Computer tomographic analysis of the glenoid component in reverse shoulder arthroplasty. J of IMAB. 2022 Oct-Dec;28(4):4683-4687. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022284.4683

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Dr Svetoslav Dobrilov MD, PhD, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology; 1, Hristo Smirnenski Blvd., Varna 9010, Bulgaria; E-mail: svetlyo_d@yahoo.com

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Received: 17 May 2022
Published online: 15 November 2022

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