Aequalis Reversed Fracture Prosthesis

A New Choice for Complex Fractures

Successful hemiarthroplasty for fracture requires healing of the tuberosities. When this doesn’t occur, results are universally poor.1 An alternate solution in patients at risk for tuberosity healing, especially in the elderly, is the reversed prosthesis. A reversed shoulder system in these specific cases can offer more predictable results and deliver the best possible outcome for the patient.

Tornier, the global leader in shoulder arthroplasty, introduces the Aequalis™ Reversed Fracture Shoulder Prosthesis. The first and only reversed shoulder system designed specifically for three- and four-part humeral fractures.

Because successful patient outcomes rely on proper fracture healing, surgeons need to rely on a shoulder prosthesis that is specifically designed to address this clinical need. With Tornier’s Reversed Fracture prosthesis, patients can enjoy improved functional results through better tuberosity reduction, and fixation of the tuberosities, along with increased opportunity for osteointegration



  • For patients, with a functional deltoid muscle, as a total shoulder replacement for the relief of pain or significant  disability following arthropathy associated to a grossly deficient rotator cuff joint:
    • In case of traumatic or pathologic conditions of the shoulder resulting in fracture of the glenohumeral joint, including humeral head fracture and displaced 3-or 4-part proximal humeral fractures, or
    • In case of bone defect in the proximal humerus.
  • The Aequalis ™ Reversed Fracture Shoulder Prosthesis is also indicated for prosthetic revisions with a grossly deficient rotator cuff joint when other treatments or devices have failed.
  • The Aequalis ™Reversed Fracture Shoulder humeral stem is for cemented use only.  


  • The Aequalis® Fracture is designed for correct positioning and tuberosity consolidation.
  • The combination of an implant, ancillary instruments and original technique for tuberosity reconstruction, developed by Professor Pascal Boileau.
  • A simple, reproducible and reliable technique offering an excellent success rate in arthroplasty following fracture


Aequalis Reversed Fracture Prosthesis