Preoperative glenoid considerations for shoulder arthroplasty: A review

Stephen Gates, Brain Sager, Michael Khazzam

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Preoperative assessment of the glenoid in the setting of shoulder arthroplasty is critical to account for variations in glenoid morphology, wear, version, inclination, and glenohumeral subluxation. Three-dimensional computed tomography (3D CT) scan assessment of the morphology of glenoid erosion allows for a more accurate surgical decision-making process to correct deformity and restore the joint line. Newer technology has brought forth computer-assisted software for glenoid planning in shoulder arthroplasty and patient-specific instrumentation. There have been promising early findings, although further evaluation is needed to determine how this technology impacts implant survivorship, function, and patient-reported outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-137
Number of pages12
JournalEFORT Open Reviews
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Glenoid classification
  • Glenoid deformity
  • Preoperative planning
  • Shoulder 3D CT scan
  • Shoulder arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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