The abnormal shape of the bones that leads to shoulder impingement is sometimes not identified by classical radiology. The complex relationship between the shape of the cup shell, the shape of the femoral head and how these interact with one another during movement is difficult to picture without visual representation. Shoulder problems are dynamic and multidimensional. The current static imaging leaves a lot to the imagination.
The simulation function in the planning software with movement simulations for shoulder impingement closes this gap. It offers an interactive 360° 3D view of the shoulder joint while moving. The function can be used to determine which movements may be restricted after the implant due to the shape of the pelvic bone.