VIP System

When Dr. Schwartz sees a candidate for shoulder replacement, he loads your CT scan results into the Virtual Implant Positioning™ (VIP) System to build an exact computer model of your shoulder to visualize the extent of wear and tear in your shoulder before proceeding with surgery.

The VIP System helps Dr. Schwartz determine what type of shoulder replacement will be best for you. It also provides him with guides designed specifically for your shoulder to assist him in placing the new shoulder implants to maximize function and minimize post-surgical complications.

Dr. Schwartz recommends this video, shared courtesy of medical device company Arthrex, to help patients understand this technology.

An OrthoIllustrated® animation of the VIP System technology.

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