Your surgeon will choose which shoulder is best for you. Below is a list of the more common Zimmer shoulder products you may hear mentioned:
Traditionally, patients undergoing shoulder reconstruction faced two postoperative tasks. First, they had to let the shoulder tissues recover, as would be expected. Then they had to adapt to anatomical changes imposed by a first- or second-generation implant that offered nothing more than an approximate fit.
But with the modular Anatomical Shoulder System, the shoulder implant is tailored to your anatomy. So you get a more advanced rehabilitation and expanded range of motion.
The Bigliani/Flatow Shoulder Solution allows for the restoration of shoulder joint function in cases of shoulder replacement surgery. Backed by the clinical expertise of surgeons, the Bigliani/Flatow Shoulder Solution is designed to replicate the natural shoulder's motion, balance, and stability with a multitude of component sizes.
An important component of both the Humeral Stem and Reverse Shoulder Systems is Trabecular Metal Technology, available exclusively from Zimmer. Trabecular Metal Technology is not a coating, like the surface of many shoulder replacements. Rather, it is an advanced, three-dimensional material that closely resembles your body’s natural cancellous ("spongy") bone. Trabecular Metal Technology, made of Tantalum metal, has a high level of friction to provide immediate stability for the shoulder joint.