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The Comprehensive® Shoulder System

Additional Information Patient Risk Information
The Comprehensive® Shoulder System

Approximately 60% of all shoulder replacements result from proximal humeral fractures.1 A proximal humeral fracture is a break to the ball at the top of the upper-arm bone. These fractures typically occur when people fall on an outstretched hand.1

The Comprehensive® Shoulder System was developed in conjunction with David Dines, M.D., Russell Warren, M.D., Edward Craig, M.D., and Donald Lee, M.D. The implant is designed to enable surgeons to repair broken bone while replacing the damaged shoulder joint. The Comprehensive® Shoulder System can allow patients to regain shoulder movement while reducing or eliminating pain.


Biomet is a manufacturer of orthopedic implants and does not practice medicine. Only an orthopedic surgeon can determine what treatment is appropriate. Individual results of total joint replacement may vary. The life of any implant will depend on your weight, age, activity level, and other factors. For more information on risks, warnings, and possible adverse effects, see the Patient Risk Information section found within Biomet.com. Always ask your doctor if you have any questions regarding your particular condition or treatment options.

  1. David Dines, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon, Long Island Jewish Hospital/Hospital for Special Surgery, personal interview, June 11, 2003.

Comprehensive® is a trademark of Biomet Manufacturing Corp.