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Please note that information on this site was NOT authored by Dr. Frederic A Matsen III and has not been proofread or intended for general public use.  Information was intended for internal use only and is a compilation for random notes and resources.


If you are looking for medical information about the treatment of shoulders, please visit shoulderarthritis.blogspot.com for an index of the many blog entries by Dr. Frederick A Matsen III.



Surgery Technique Guides


UW Guides

Manufacture's Surgical Technique Guides

Manufacture's Websites



UW Surgical Guides:

Delta Xtend Reverse Shoulder Surgical Technique

Encore Reverse Shoulder Surgical Technique

Exactech Prosthetic Proximal Humeral Fracture Repair Surgical Technique

Zimmer TEA - "A Triceps-on Approach to Semi-Constrained Total Elbow Arthroplasty"

        Zimmer Coonrad/Morrey Elbow Cross Section Measurements



Manufacture Technique Guides:

There are numerous surgical implants and systems used for the shoulder and elbow and you may encounter any number of these during revision surgeries and for special circumstances.  Ones in bold denote items or systems commonly used on our service.


See our Prostheses Page for images of various upper extremity prostheses you may encounter.



Commonly used systems:


DePuy - Global Advantage

Shoulder Arthroplasty System - TSA Surgical Technique

CTA System Surgical Technique

Anchor Peg Glenoid Surgical Technique & Design Rationale

Global FX Shoulder Fracture System

Shoulder Arthroplasty System: Design Rationale - Parts List

Global AP Surgical Technique

Global AP Design Rational

Delta Reverse Systems

The Delta CTA™ Reverse Shoulder System Surgical Technique


Delta Extend Surgical Technique Guide



Total Elbow Surgical Technique - Coonrad/Morrey

Coonrad-Morrey Pocket Guide


Zimmer Anatomical Shoulder

Zimmer Anatomical Shoulder

Zimmer Anatomical Reverse Shoulder

Bigliani/Flatow Shoulder: 4-Part Fracture

Bigliani/Flatow Shoulder: Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Zimmer Trabecular Metal Humeral Stem

Zimmer Trabecular Metal Humeral Stem Four Part Fracture

Zimmer Trabecular Metal Reverse Shoulder

Zimmer Select Shoulder

Periarticular Proximal Humeral Locking Plate

Zimmer NCB Locking Humeral Plate Part 1

Zimmer NCB Locking Humeral Plate Part 2




DJO/Encore Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis (Mar 08)

DJO/Encore Reverse Glenosphere Charts

Latest RSP Clinical Follow-up Approved for Publication in the JBJS

DJO/Encore Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis (old)  IFU

DJO/Encore General Shoulder

DJO/Encore Foundation Shoulder System

DJO/Encore Foundation Shoulder Technique Guide

DJO/Encore Foundation Fracture Shoulder Technique Guide



Other Systems:






Acumed Locking Clavicle Plate

Acumed Locking Elbow Plate

Acumed Radial Head



Arthrex Univers II Total shoulder System


Sports Guides

Technique Guides

Anatomic Coracoclavicular Reconstruction

Arthrex is Reaching New Heights in Rotator Cuff Repair

Arthroscopic Diagnosis and Repair of Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears Using the PASTA Depth Guide

Arthroscopic Glenoid Resurfacing with a Meniscal Allograft

Arthroscopic Stabilization of Acute Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation using the TightRope System

Bio-Corkscrew Suture Anchor Rotator Cuff Repair

Bio-FASTak Bankart Repair

Bio-SutureTak Bankart & SLAP Repair

Corkscrew Parachute II

Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair using the Bio-Corkscrew FT

Knotless Single Row Rotator Cuff Repair using the PushLock and FiberTape

Open and Arthroscopic Proximal Biceps Tenodesis

PushLock Knotless Anchor for Bankart and SLAP Repair

Sheathless Arthroscopy

SutureBridge Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair Using the PushLock and Bio-Corkscrew FT

SwiveLock & FiberChain Knotless Rotator Cuff Repair

The Arthrex Humeral SuturePlate

The Fully Threaded Family of Soft Tissue Repair Anchors

Univers Shoulder Fracture System

In The Loop

6th Finger Knot Pusher Eases Knot Tying

Anatomic Ligament Tensioning and Fixation with the Bio-Tenodesis System

Arthroscopic Double Mattress Suturing of the Rotator Cuff

Arthroscopic Repair and Augmentation of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears Using the RC Allograft

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Suture Strategies

Bio-Corkscrew Insertion Tips

Bio-FASTak Offers Superior Pull-Out Strength for Shoulder Repair

Buntline Hitch Knot

Corkscrew SutureLasso and CrabClaw Knot Pusher/Suture Retriever

Double-Row Rotator Cuff Repair with the Bio-Corkscrew w/TigerTail Suture and the Corkscrew Parachute II

Introducing a New Bio-Corkscrew Suture Anchor for Rotator Cuff Repairs

Knot Strength and Loop Security

Modified Mason-Allen Stitch

Plication Viper and Bio-SutureTak for Arthroscopic Shoulder Instability

Simplified Acute AC Joint Reconstruction Using the TightRope

Simplified Arthroscopic Knot Tying with Pretied Alternating Half-Hitches

Suture Bridge Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair

Suture Exchange After Anchor Implantation Made Easy

Tenodesis Screw Rotator Cuff Repair




SportMesh Soft Tissue Reinforcement


The Strength of Resorbable Fixation

Charlotte Shoulder System Surgical Technique Series

Charlotte Shoulder System - Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Charlotte Shoulder System - Slap Lesion Repair

Charlotte Shoulder System - Arthroscopic Bankart Lesion Repair

Charlotte Shoulder System - Brochure

CurvTek Bone Tunneling System Surgical Technique

CurvTek User's Manual

CurvTek Bankart Repair Surgical Technique

EasySlide Ti-Screw Anchor with MaxBraid PE Suture

MaxBraid PE Suture

RC Needle

SpeedPass Suture Retrievers

Rotator Cuff Repair Utilizing the 5.0mm Ti-Screw Suture Anchor

SLAP Repair Utilizing the 3.0mm Ti-Screw Suture Anchor


Arthotek Knot Tieing Videos



Biomet Upper Extremity


Biomet Absolute Bi-Polar

Biomet Bi-Angular

Biomet Bi-Angular Bi-Polar


Biomet Bio-Modular Bi-Polar Shoulder Arthroplasty

Biomet Bio-Modular Choice Shoulder System


Biomet Comprehensive Shoulder System

Biomet Comprehensive Reveres Shoulder System


Biomet Copeland Humeral Resurfacing Head


Biomet Fracture

Biomet Fracture Stem Positioning Sleeve


Biomet Integrated Offset Head Shoulder System

Biomet Integrated Shoulder System

Biomet Integrated Shoulder System Fracture Technique


Biomet Offset Head Bio-Modular Total Shoulder


Biomet Discovery Elbow

Biomet Huene BiAxial Elbow

Biomet Liverpool Radial Head Replacement System



Bio Mini-Revo™ Surgical Technique

Duet™ Suture Anchor Impact™ Suture Anchor Surgical Technique

Impact™ Suture Anchor Surgical Technique

Bio-Anchor® Surgical Technique

EndoPearl® Surgical Technique

BioTwist® Surgical Technique

Super Revo® Surgical Technique Ultrafix® Knotless MiniMite® Suture Anchor Technique

UltraSorb® Rotator Cuff Repair Surgical Technique

Revo® Arthroscopic Knot Tying Technique

SMC Arthroscopic Knot Tying Technique 



Exactech Equinoxe Fracture Stem

Exactech Equinoxe Shoulder System

Exactech Equinoxe Reverse Shoulder System



Cofield 2 TSA - Swift Media File

Cofield 2 TSA

Neer 3 TSA - Swift Media File

Peri-loc Proximal Humerus Plate

Trigen Humeral Nail

TC-100 Screw and Plating System

Jet-X Central

Smith and Nephew Peri-Loc Clavicle Plate



Solar TSA

Solar Bipolar Shoulder

ReUnion Fracture System

Solar Humeral Fracture

Solar TEA



Synthes Clavicle Hook Plate

Synthes 3.5 LCP Proximal Humerus Plate

Synthes Philos and PHILOS Long Plate

Synthes Epoca

Synthes Epoca add

Synthes Epoca Revision Guide



Tornier Aequalis Reversed Technique

Tornier Cemented Surgical Technique

Tornier Press Fit Technique

Tornier Fracture Surgical Technique

Tornier Glenoid Surgical Technique

Tornier Reversed Fracture

Tornier Aequalis Reverse Shoulder Adapter

Tornier Resurfacing Head Technique

Tornier Affinity Gleniod Technique

Tornier Affinity Humeral Technique


Tornier Latitude Elbow



Wright Medical Evolve Radial Head

Wright Olympia Total Shoulder System

Wright Sorbie Questor Elbow

Wright Swanson Radial Head




Manufactures Websites:


Depuy Global Advantage WebPages

The Delta CTA™ Reverse Shoulder System  

Delta CTA Reverse Shoulder System Surgical Technique



Coonrad/Morrey Total Elbow web page

Periarticular Locking Plate System



Acumed Locking Clavicle Plate



Arthrex Home



Arthrotek Home



Biomet Home



ConMed Home



Encore Home



Exactech Home


Smith & Nephew

Smith&Nephew Home



Stryker Bone Cement - Simplex



Tornier Home


USS Sports Medicine

USS Sports Medicine



Wright Medical Evolve Radial Head