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3D Shoulder

Ensure security and confidence in shoulder surgery planning

mediCAD® 3D Shoulder is an easy-to-use software solution that allows the surgeon to easily create a plan for any situation. The software gives you the option to carry out various measurements, select the appropriate implants and automatically place them in the proper position.


With the new module mediCAD® 3D Shoulder, you can use a promising approach to plan the joint replacement before the operation using a high-resolution, three-dimensional CT image. In this way, the most suitable implant dimensions such as the Glenoid and the stem can be positioned precisely.

Academic papers should be substantiated and proven in a simpler and more rapid manner without taking a lot of time. The discussion and coordination achieved during everyday work in the clinic will become clearer and more transparent and will achieve a verifiable increase in quality and quality assurance. Read our user reports. A well thought out product concept and simple operation will win you over. You can benefit from the implant database that is updated every month and the modern digital product catalogue for implant care. Arrange a free and non-binding demonstration of our system - we will convince you. We very much hope that we have piqued your interest and look forward to receiving your inquiry.

mediCAD Shoulder 3D

The following features are available:

• Anatomical 3D and 2D viewing
• Segmentation of the shoulder joint
• Individual prosthesis
• Exact assessment of the glenoid type
• Determination of the size of the glenoid
• Determination of the inclination angle
• Simple and accurate measuring procedures
• Rotational alignment
• Medial Head offset
• ROM (Range of Motion) simulation
• Cranio-caudal and anterior-posterior centering
• Simple selection and exact positioning of implants
• Transparent view for better detection of the planned position
• Increased accuracy when selecting the implant
• Distance and bone contact visualization
• Digital documentation
• Data export for 3D printing of body areas
• Thieme eRef Integration

mediCAD Shoulder

Simko Ali - Product manager 3D Shoulder: "A variety of causes solve problems with the shoulder joint and an operative therapy should never be taken lightly. Therefore, a thorough understanding of complicated anatomical structures is very importance in deciding how an operation can be carried out optimally. With our preoperative planning software mediCAD® 3D Shoulder, we make this decision easier for you."

If you are already a customer, or are interested, simply contact us on the new module at: +49 871 330 203 20 or write to us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Anatomical 3D and 2D view

mediCAD® 3D Shoulder offers you various displays for this. Each image and each plan is different and follows a different objective or requires a different approach. It is therefore sometimes necessary to display the image data from different perspectives.

In addition to the 3D model that can be viewed from all sides, you can show individual 2D slices in an axial, sagittal or coronal plane. You can also display and view the 3D model from several different directions at the same time.

mediCAD Anatomical 3D and 2D view


Segmenting of the 3D object

When you load CT datasets, mediCAD® 3D Shoulder runs the manual segmentation, which forms an important part of preoperative planning in shoulder endoprosthesis. Segmentation can be used to freely display certain areas of the bone in a high-resolution, three-dimensional image. Segmentation can be used, for example, to make the Glenoid more visible for example to determine the condition of the joint.

mediCAD Segmenting of the 3D object


Individual prosthesis

Our entire 3D modules, such as the Hip 3D, Spine 3D , Knee 3D and the Shoulder 3D offer the whole spectrum of modern preoperative planning of diseases of the posture and movement apparatus. An important area of surface replacement, partial or total replacement of the joint is the individual prosthesis.

mediCAD Individual prosthesis

mediCAD® 3D Shoulder offers you the possibility to segment the areas of the bone very precisely. You can save the segmented area or areas as a 3D file format. The 3D file with the planning information can be sent to your individual prosthesis manufacturer quickly and easily at the "point of using" during or after the planning, with the corresponding dimensions.


Simple selection and exact positioning of implants

Through the convenience of the mediCAD® 3D Shoulder the individual implant components may be assembled and placed in the 3D model (CT scan of the patient) using the implant configurator.

Here, you can filter your implants based on manufacturer, type, material, size or include only your personal or used in the clinic favorites.

Because of the more than 15-year collaboration with many international implant manufacturers, Shoulder 3D includes modern know-how and a monthly updated and amended implant database.


Implant visualisation

Transparent view and implant-bone contact visualisation

Each image and each plan is different and follows a different objective or requires a different approach. You can use the transparent to better observe the implants used in their respective positions. It is often necessary to determine the quality of the bone at the planned implant position visually. The Hounsfield visualisation provides support on this. High and low-density values can occur at the planned implant location. Higher or lower primary stability can therefore be assumed when inserting the implants. The distance visualisation of the Hounsfield units can be used to create concepts for preoperative planning to determine the correct preparation technique and the consecutive prosthetic solution.


Range of Motion simulation

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.

Shoulder Range of Motion

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.


Simple and accurate measuring procedures

mediCAD® 3D Shoulder module supports you in shoulder endoprosthesis planning. A variety of classical measurements can be carried out and recorded:

Schulter EN 30• Exact assessment of the Glenoid type according to Walch
• Determination of the size of the glenoid
• Determination of inclination angle
• Humeral retroversion
• Glenoid retroversion
• Medial head offset
• Inclination angle of resection
• Anatomic Neck Cut Diameter
• Humeral neck shaft angle
• Humeral head thickness

shoulder measuring procedures

The measurements are displayed directly on the 3D model as well as in a structured result list. Where possible, an evaluation is carried out, based on the standard range and its compliance or over- / undercut is shown in color. mediCAD® 3D Shoulder will help you get the most out of your working time.

Simple and accurate measuring procedures

In this way, mediCAD® shoulder 3D helps you to save most of the working time that was previously necessary. This means you have significantly more time to advise your patient and to prepare for the upcoming operation.


New mediCAD 3D Shoulder version with K-Wire planning

Preoperative 3D planning has become indispensable in shoulder endoprosthetics. This can be seen again in the interesting contributions to this year's Paris "International Shoulder Course" with topics such as "Evolution of the preoperative planning in ATSA and what is the future?" or "Update on preoperative planning for RTSA".

In line with the importance of this topic, we are not standing still with the further development of our mediCAD 3D Shoulder module.
In regular intervals we improve our features and add new ones.

A new feature in the upcoming version is the display of the K-wire guidance during implant templating. This will allow direct estimation and orientation of the K-wire entry point and angle equivalent to the orientation of the glenoid component.

medicad k-wire function for orthopedic surgery

The blue line stands for the direction of the key-wire.

Now you not only have the option of using the K-wire entry point visualized using our glenoid model as an orientation, but now also have a three-dimensional representation available.

k wire entry point

Glenoid with key-wire-entry point

For more information about other features of mediCAD 3D Shoulder, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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