Scapulo-Thoracic Alignment in B2 Glenoids

Dynamic analysis

Project Info

Start date:
April 2019

End date:
December 2019

La Tour Hospital



Altered scapulothoracic alignment may be a contributing pathoanatomic factor to the development of the B2 pattern of osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study was to use a patient-specific 3D measurement technique coupling medical imaging and optical motion capture to evaluate and compare scapulothoracic alignment in patients with B2 glenoids. The results of this study may improve our understanding of glenohumeral pathoanatomy and posterior glenoid erosion patterns, and assist with osteoarthritis prevention.

In this project, Artanim was responsible for dynamically simulating shoulders from kinematic data.


Modeling and simulation of the shoulder

La Tour Hospital – Division of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery
Clinical tests

Imaging center Rive Droite SA
Radiological acquisitions 

Related Publications

Lädermann A, Athwal GS, Bothorel H, Collin P, Mazzolari A, Raiss P, Charbonnier C. Scapulothoracic Alignment Alterations in Patients with Walch Type B Osteoarthritis: An In Vivo Dynamic Analysis and Prospective Comparative Study, J Clin Med, 10(1):66, 2021.