Tornier Simpliciti

During shoulder replacement surgery, the ball (humeral head) and socket (glenoid) are replaced with implants, and bone must be removed to allow the implants to be put in place. Some shoulder replacement systems have a long stem that’s inserted into the shaft of the humerus after bone has been removed.

Tornier Simpliciti is a stemless shoulder replacement system, featuring a “nucleus” instead of a long stem which means less bone is removed to secure it in place compared to a long-stem system.

Bone preservation

Stemless shoulder replacement is less invasive and preserves more bone than traditional long-stemmed shoulder replacement systems. The benefits of stemless shoulder replacement may include:

  • simplified implant placement during surgery 1,3
  • less blood loss during surgery 2
  • less time in the operating room 2
  • less pain after surgery 2, which may promote a faster recovery
  • bone preservation for any future surgeries that may be needed


Less pain and more living

In a US-based clinical trial, Tornier Simpliciti showed significant improvement in patient’s shoulder pain and function. 2

  • greater than 60% of patients reported no shoulder pain at 6 months after surgery, the remaining patients reported mild to moderate pain 4
  • greater than 85% of patients reported no limitations to daily living at 2 years after surgery 4
  • greater than 90% of patients reported “seldom to none” sleep issues at 6 months after surgery 4


Ask your doctor if Tornier Simpliciti is right for you.

You may be a good candidate for Tornier Simpliciti total shoulder replacement if:

  • You have osteoarthritis or arthritis resulting from an injury (traumatic arthritis)
  • You have severe or disabling shoulder pain
  • You have a good functioning rotator cuff
  • Treatments, such as steroids or physical therapy have not helped with your shoulder pain and movement

Tornier Simpliciti is not for people with poor bone quality, metal allergies or infections.

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1 – Churchill R., Stemless shoulder arthroplasty: current status. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2014;23:1409-14.

2 – Churchill R., Clinical and radiographic outcomes of the Simpliciti canal-sparing shoulder arthroplasty system: a prospective two-year multicenter study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016;98:552-60.

3 – Berth A., Pap G. Stemless shoulder prosthesis versus conventional anatomic shoulder prosthesis in patients with osteoarthritis. J Orthop Traumatol 2013;14:31-7.

4 – Data on file.