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LimaCorporate - Orthopaedic Emotion

LimaCorporate - Orthopaedic Emotion: LimaCorporate is the Italian multinational in orthopaedics and traumatology. For over 60 years Lima has been present in the medical field with implantable prostheses for knee, hip, shoulder and small joints arthroplasty. LimaCorporate's main objective is to produce a complete system of interchangeable modules to better adapt the implant to each patient's needs, thus reducing surgery time and improving functional rehabilitation. LimaCorporate is strongly committed to internationalization, and has 14 foreign Subsidiaries worldwide alongside its modern production facilities in Italy and the Republic of San Marino..

Prosthetic implants

Prosthetic implants


Advanced arthritis of the glenohumeral joint can be treated with shoulder replacement surgery, in which the damaged parts (humeral head and glenoid) of the shoulder are partially removed and replaced with artificial components, called "prostheses".

There are several possibilities for shoulder reconstruction surgery :

-Hemiarthroplasty: Just the head of the humerus is replaced by an artificial component.

-Total shoulder arthroplasty: Both the head of the humerus and the glenoid are replaced. A polyethylene “cup” or a metal back component with a polyethylene liner is placed into the glenoid and a metal “head” is attached to the top of the humerus. A functional deltoid muscle and functional rotator cuff are required for this type of shoulder replacment.

-Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: In a reverse total shoulder reconstruction, the materials of the socket and ball are “reversed” compared to a conventional total shoulder arthroplasty. The metal "head" is fixed to the glenoid and a polyethylene cup is fixed to the upper end of the humerus.
A reverse total shoulder replacement works for people with rotator cuff tears, cuff tear arthropathy and osteoarthritic joints. The more recent designs inverted materials, so polyethylene glenosphere will meet a metal humerus liner. A functional Deltoid muscle is needed for a reverse shoulder replacement. Range of motion and stability also depend on the remaining anterior and posterior parts of the rotator cuff muscles.
Depending on bone quality and the diagnosis, all these types of prothesis are possible to implant with or without ("stemless") a humeral stem.

-Resurfacing Shoulder Arthroplasty: The damaged surface of the humeral head is replaced with a smooth, perfectly round metal cap. Many replacements now can be achieved with a “resurfacing” which allows more of your own bone to be maintained.

All above mentioned shoulder prosthesis can fail for many different reasons, such as trauma, infection, aseptic loosening, rotator cuff failure in Hemi and Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, component dislocation and wear. When this occurs, further surgery, called "revision prosthetic surgery" with the implantation of a new prosthetic implant could be necessary.


The following information is provided about shoulder replacement in general. It is not intended to provide recommendations regarding your medical care or if shoulder replacement is appropriate for you. Your orthopaedic surgeon is
responsible for all recommendations and decisions about your medical care if you and your surgeon decide that shoulder replacement is appropriate for you. The following information also does not provide a complete or full discussion of the specifics of shoulder replacement surgery; the prosthesis that may be used; your care before, during, and after surgery; or the potential complications associated with shoulder surgery and your particular condition. Depending upon your particular condition, some of the general information provided may not be applicable to you. You will need to discuss the specifics of your case with your surgeon. LimaCorporate does not guarantee any specific results, recovery or rehabilitation. WARNING: Please remember the information on this document is for educational purposes only and should not be used to make a decision on a condition or a procedure. All decisions should be made in conjunction with your surgeon and your primary care provider. The people appearing in the photographs on this publication are models and used for illustrative purposes only