CONCEPTS AND BENEFITS:
The ARROW shoulder system was the first universal system for shoulder arthroplasty. It allows surgeons to implant reverse or anatomical prostheses using the same set of instruments.
Thanks to the universal instrument set, the surgeon is able to decide intraoperatively whether they will perform a hemi, total or reverse shoulder arthroplasty. There is no need for preselection.
Furthermore, the ARROW shoulder system allows for the conversion of a hemi prosthesis into a total shoulder and to a reverse shoulder without switching out the stem and causing more trauma to the patient. This saves surgical time for both the surgeon and the patient.
The unique, simple instrumentation set, universal stem, and conversion implants for both types of prostheses make the ARROW shoulder system easy, reproducible, and highly beneficial for both patient and surgeon.