- Ease of future revision
Ease of revision is a major advantage of a stemless humeral component. With a healed fibular allograft, using a stemless component will make this surgery and future revisions easier.
- Sparing of the intramedullary canal
This patient had open reduction and internal fixation of a proximal humeral fracture with fibular grafting, and the medullary canal has been compromised.
- Less intra-operative blood loss
Although reducing intra-operative blood loss is a hypothetical advantage of a stemless implant, studies have not shown any difference between stemmed and stemless implants with regard to blood loss.
- Better glenoid exposure
Both stemmed and stemless humeral components utilize a humeral head cut and afford good glenoid exposure in contrast to humeral head resurfacing.